Growing your own Healthy Green Salad

It seems like bad timing that just as salad season reaches its peak, the heat makes lettuce bolt. One way of getting round that is to grow the loose leaf or multi-leaf lettuce varieties, from which individual leaves can be harvested. They are less likely to bolt if planted in a cooler part of the […]

Nature’s cleansing Herbs

Herbs that help the liver, kidneys and skin in particular to flush away the toxins, and then build up our general level of health, perform a gentle detoxing action that helps to achieve a sense of wellbeing. They are able to do this because they are rich in easily absorbed natural mineral salts and vitamins. […]

Tarragon & Mint Ice Cream

Need to cool down after a hot year? Try This! Ingredients 1 Large bunch of Tarragon 1 Large bunch of Mint 2 cups of heavy cream 1 can condensed milk Pinch if sea salt Method Bruice tarragon and mint to release the oils Place herbs in sauce pan and add heavy cream. Bring to boil […]

DIY Herbal Doggy Treats

Why not spoil your four legged friend this Christmas Season with some Home Made Doggy Treats? Ingredients 2 1/2 cup white flour 1 Egg 1 Chicken OR Beef cube 1/2 cup hot water Baking sheet Cookie cutter   Method Pre-heat oven to 200°C Warm 1/2 cup water in the microwave and heat to boiling point. […]

Home Made Herb Napkins

From your garden to your Christmas table What you will need: Longest sprigs of herbs you can find Wire Method: Link the top and bottom end of 2 sprigs Wrap around your napkin and secure with a wire You can use Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender

Home Made Ranch Dressing

Quick, Easy and Tasty Ingredients: 2 tbs well shaken buttermilk 1 tbsp Mayonnaise Salt and Pepper 2-3 finely chopped Parsley, Chives and Mint Method: Whisk together buttermilk and mayonnaise Season to taste Add herbs and refrigerate

Scented Sugar Body Scrub

What you will need: Jar Mixing bowl White Sugar Spoon Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 cup good quality olive oil 10 drops Lavender essential oil Steps: Combine sugar and olive oil – mix well Add essential oil and spoon into jar

Lavender and Pepper Steak

Let your taste buds go wild! Lavender and Pepper Steak Ingredients 1 tbsp Dried lavender 1 tbsp Black peppercorns 1/4 tsp Green peppercorns 1/4 tsp Red peppercorns 1/4 tsp White peppercorns 1/4 tsp Salt Steak of your choice Method Preheat grill to medium Crush Lavender and peppercorns (you can use the bottom of a small […]

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Quick, easy & Tasty Ingredients 1 kg Potatoes 1/8 cup Olive Oil 3/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon Garlic (optional) 2 tablespoon Minced fresh Rosemary Method Preheat oven to 200° C Cut potatoes in half and place in bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and Rosemary. Make sure the potatoes are well […]

Herbs for the festive season

Herbs for the Festive Season During the festive season everything needs to taste – and look – just a little bit more special. For the freshest, nicest and most affordable flavourings and garnishes look no further than the herb garden! Most established herb gardens feature the standard herbs – sage, rosemary, lavender, mint, and thyme. […]