By Barbara Burton……

Mariam the Herbalist

On our recent trip to Argonye near Lefke we enjoyed very much a talk from Mariam Gokcebag who is a herbalist and nutritionist.mariam-the-herbalist

We all met up in good time at Karsiyaka village square and set off in various cars. We were pleasantly surprised with the lovely Argonye Restaurant which was to be the venue for our talk. We started with coffee and a walk to see the lovely trees and lawns. Tables were placed around so that we could all see Mariam while she told us all about the various fresh herbs and produce so freely available here in Cyprus. She showed us how the tinctures were made and answered questions about what herbs and fruits could be used for various health problems.

This was followed by a very tasty lunch of Firin cooked chicken with lovely herbs, potatoes and onions and salad.  We all agreed that it was a lovely day out.


David, Karen Pauline and Barbara also sneaked in a visit to the government garden centre at Guzelyurt on the way back and I am sure David will tell you all about that at our next meeting!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 30th November, 10.15 at the Cirali Bakery again. Look forward to seeing you then.