Beetroot and Herb Soup with Goat’s Cheese

This easy soup is a must try. You can make it in summer or winter and serve it either hot or cold. This soup is not only colourful and easy but loaded with benefits. Beetroot: Contains magnesium, Iron and Vitamin A, B6 and C Chives: Low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals Mint: High antioxidant qualities […]

Best Herbs To Use When Baking Bread

Baking bread is an age old craft and adding flavour with fresh garden herbs makes it even more satisfying. There is not much that surpasses the aroma, taste and texture of bread warm from the oven. Adding fresh herbs to bread adds even more to the flavour and turns a basic loaf, flatbread or muffin […]

Super Herbs For Soups

Super herbs for soups The best thing about winter is that is the season for soup, providing yet another reason for using herbs. Besides log fires and red wine, a hearty soup is one of the great pleasures of winter and in most cases herbs are the magic ingredient. Whether herbs are used as seasoning […]

Horseradish

Horseradish  Its root is the most valued part and this is harvested when the plant dies down in autumn. The pungent horseradish sauce that delivers a kick to salads, sauces, mustard and even mayonnaise, is made from the grated raw root. The ground root also has many healing actions; as a mild antibiotic, expectorant and […]

Best Herbs For Preserving

Best herbs for preserving There is a special pleasure that comes from harvesting and preserving herbs in autumn. Just as one squirrels away winter squash, dries strings of chillies, and sauces up excess tomatoes for the freezer, so should herbs be dried, frozen or processed for flavouring winter meals. If nothing else, who can deny […]

French Herbs

Classic French cuisine is both sophisticated and simple and herbs are an essential ingredient. Subtly flavoured herbs like tarragon, chervil, chives, and fennel are used with a light touch, while thyme is favoured for the robust flavour it imparts to casseroles, roasts and soup. BOX: Traditional herb combinations The French use herbs differently, making their […]

The Power Of Parsley

The power of parsley If a herb can be described as humble, then parsley fits the bill. This underrated herb is usually part of every herb garden but is often only used as a garnish. To give parsley its due here are 10 ways to use it – in addition to its ability to pretty-up […]

Lemon Flavoured herbs

Lemon flavoured herbs Only a hint of lemon is needed to add zest to food and enhance delicate flavours. While lemony herbs have a more subtle taste compared to pure lemon juice they are just as useful as a natural flavouring. Lemon grass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, and lemon thyme can be used in salads […]

Herbal Vinegar

Herbal Vinegar Making a batch of vinegar infused with delicious fresh herbs is simple following the directions below. Flavoured vinegar can be a great gift idea for holidays or birthdays, and even as a hostess gift at gatherings. It can also be great to cook with at home and will taste fresher than the store […]

Herb infused oil

Ingredients: • Grapeseed Oil / Avocado Oil / Coconut Oil / Almond Oil / Olive Oil • 2 pots to make a Double Boiler. • A selection of fresh herbs from the garden. • A strainer and cloth (Muslin; Easy Wipes etc). • Glass bottle. STEP 1: Double Boiler • Bring the water in the […]