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The Penninghame Process – A Transformational Journey

Do you sometimes feel that you have lost your way in life? Is your life not working out how you planned and you don’t know why? Do you want to take a new direction, resolve issues from the past and … Continue reading

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Leave the past behind and live the life you want!

Leave the past behind and live the life you want……   Join us for our next Penninghame Process (Primal) programme starting on the 2nd November. The Penninghame Process (previously known as Primal) is a 6 day residential course focused on … Continue reading

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Penninghame House plays host to Europe’s most exclusive weight loss & fitness boot camp

Penninghame is very pleased that The Camp will be using Penninghame House and Estate as the new Scottish venue for their boot camps. The first camp at Penninghame starts on the 30th June, with future dates in 2012 being 28th … Continue reading

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Special Tapas and Paella Demonstration and Dine

We are delighted to offer a very special Demonstration and Dine evening at Penninghame House Cooking School.  Our visiting Spanish chef, Ioel Ezkurra, will be cooking for the evening showing how to make authentic Spanish food.  Ioel has worked in … Continue reading

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Seed Crunch Recipe

Great tasty and healthy snack for lunch boxes or picnics……… Seed Crunch ½ cup sesame seeds 1 cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup brown rice syrup Lightly toast seeds separately in a medium hot oven or in … Continue reading

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Men’s Cooking to Survive!

Tuesday night saw our first ‘Men’s Cooking to Survive’ class. One of our chef’s Jack Lambeth demonstrated the recipes before the gentlemen of the class went to their own cooking station to try them out themselves. The focus of the … Continue reading

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QVC’s Debbie Flint blogs about Penninghame “one of my highlights of the year”

Debbie Flint from the shopping channel QVC joined us at Penninghame for our April Ultimate Health Experience. “At Penninghame in Scotland, I learned how to cook delicious macrobiotic food every afternoon, had some fabulous therapies every lunchtime, did lots of … Continue reading

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Penninghame introduces a Pasta Class with local Chef, Douglas Lisi

Penninghame is delighted to announce that we are offering a fresh pasta class in the Cooking School in conjunction with Douglas Lisi. Douglas is a local “celebrity” chef who owns the Italian restaurant, L’Aperitif, in Stranraer with his family.  Douglas … Continue reading

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Penninghame makes it into the Telegraph’s 10 best health and fitness retreats

We are delighted to have made it into the Telegraph’s  top ten of health and fitness retreats. Here is the link to the online article.  Telegraph Article In November last year Jason Morris, who writes for the Sunday Telegraph’s magazine … Continue reading

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Penninghame Out and About

Marie has been busy this week! Thursday Marie was at St Medan Golf Club, Monreith giving a cooking demonstration and talk for the ladies of the club for their fundraising evening.  The club had also invited Ann Barclay and “Jamie … Continue reading

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Marlene Watson-Tara’s New Website is launched

Message from marlene To all of you who are interested in creating good health for yourselves and your families, please check out my new website at www.marlenewatsontara.com My mission is to share the knowledge and experience I have gained in … Continue reading

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Health & Beauty Talk

Marie Butler has teamed up with Claire Marr to give a free health and beauty talk on Monday 23rd April at Claire’s Hairdressing Salon in Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.  Marie will talk about food, nutrition and the effects on … Continue reading

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Do you want to grow your own delicious, healthy food?

Do you want to grow your own delicious, healthy food in your own garden?….. Do you want the garden to also be beautiful, efficient, good for wild life, highly productive and easy to maintain? Then this 3-day workshop is for … Continue reading

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One World Festival of Health & Wellbeing June 2012 At Penninghame House

Penninghame House  again hosts this year’s Scottish One World Festival of Health & Wellbeing. “The Scottish One World event is an intimate gathering, offering the opportunity for healing, inner transformation, and a clearer awareness of who you are in mind, … Continue reading

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Penninghame hosts Scotland Food & Drink Event

Penninghame House is pleased to host the South Food & Drink Forum Event – Connect, Collaborate and Communicate on Weds 18th April. Brought to you by the Food & Drink Forum South Speakers include: James Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food … Continue reading

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Marlene Shares Recipes for Weight Loss Tea

Marlene shares her recipes for two of her weight loss teas.  

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Joanne tells about her experience at Penninghame

“With a background in nutrition, Naturopathy and community health, I thought I knew all there was to know about diet and food. That was until I began my volunteer experience at Penninghame House.  My stay at Penninghame changed my whole … Continue reading

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Lose Weight Without Trying!

Our Ultimate Health Experience is taking on a Detox and Weight Loss angle in April. We know that many people are looking to lose weight and we also know that our programme can achieve this. Our April programme starts on … Continue reading

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Niccy Crowe joins us from the Natural Gourmet Institute, New York

Penninghame was delighted to have Niccy Crowe here for a week. Niccy comes from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York and joined us to help our chef Jack, and team during the Coaching Course. Thanks Niccy.  

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Penninghame Joins Savour the Flavours, regional food and drink group

Penninghame House has been invited to join in on the Flavour Taster weekend which is running over the bank holiday weekend 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th May with our Fish Night cooking class being held on the 4th May.  There … Continue reading

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10 Newly qualifed health coaches leave Penninghame

Last weekend saw the end of the two week residential Health Coaching Course which took place at Penninghame House.  The course was presented by world renowned teacher Bill Tara and his wife, Marlene Watson-Tara. The dramatic rise in degenerative disease … Continue reading

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Fish night at Penninghame

Penninghame hosted the first Fish Night in conjunction with Wyllie McCulloch of Ferry Fish and Marie Butler.   The class learned how to peel and butterfly raw king prawns; slice salmon thinly enough for sashimi; fillet a sea bass; make … Continue reading

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Visiting Chef Monica Jimenez joins Penninghame for a week from Berlin

  Penninghame is enjoying have Chef Monica Jimenez and Alicia Bisier working with Jack Lambeth, Penninghame’s resident chef. Monica is chef at the Macrobiotic restaurant, Natural ‘Mente in Berlin and joins us here with Alicia who also works at Natural  … Continue reading

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Two Week Macrobiotic Coaching Course Taking Place at Penninghame

The two week macrobiotic coaching programme is underway being led by experts Bill Tara and Marlene Watson-Tara.  The course is 14 intensive days and some evenings o0f study. The class will learn how to be an effective promoter of natural … Continue reading

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Welcome to Penninghame, Polly and Dotty!

Penninghame House welcomes Polly and Dotty. Thanks to Carol-Ann Brown for lending her piggy pets. The girls are busy helping Ludwig and his permaculture team weed the walled garden!  They are doing a brilliant job and after escaping twice on … Continue reading

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Penninghame joins forces with fishmonger for the Fish Cooking Classes

Penninghame House Cooking School joins forces with Ferry Fish to encourage more people to choose fish. Local fishmonger Wyllie McCulloch will be joining the Penninghame Team for their ‘Fish Night’ cooking classes in the new cooking school at Penninghame House. … Continue reading

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Local Cookery Demonstration by Marie Butler

The girl guides and locals at Kirkinner enjoyed Marie’s cookery demonstration in which she showed the audience how to make the following tasty but healthy dishes.  Marie is available for cooking demonstrations or talks to share her wealth of experience … Continue reading

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Penninghame in the Press!

Great write up from the Metro about Amy’s visit to Penninghame November last year. http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/887337-macrobiotic-diet-is-a-grain-of-truth-for-simple-food Another write up from Ronnie who was also with us last year.

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January Ultimate Health Experience Detox – 2 places left!

We have two places left on our special January Ultimate Health Experience Detox week.  The programme starts on the 20th January and runs until the 26th.  Penninghame is also offering a special price starting at £895 for the January programme … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Sufferer, Philippa, talks about her experience at Penninghame

Psoriasis Sufferer, Philippa, talks about her experience at Penninghame. This Case Study by Philippa Brook shows how following a healthy plant based diet can have dramatic effect on the body, both internally and externally. Philippa demonstrated a massive improvement in … Continue reading

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