Vietnamese Coriander

Vietnamese Coriander Vietnamese coriander is one of those numerous herbs that give Vietnamese cuisine its unique touch. The herb is, though, also used outside of Vietnam. It appears in Malaysian recipes and is quite typical of the Singa¬porean cuisine. A typical South Vietnamese noodle soup is based on broth (often from chicken, pork or fish, […]


Cooking with Rosemary

Cooking with Rosemary Rosemary is an evergreen perennial plant which can be harvested all year round. It produces small pretty blue flowers in the winter and early spring. A good time to prune rosemary into shape is after it has flowered. Rosemary can be used fresh or dried. It is an evergreen plant so using […]


Bloody Sorrel

Bloody Sorrel Aptly named bloody dock for its distinctive red veins, this herbaceous plant originates in the Mediterranean. It is a culinary and pot herb as well as an apothecary’s medicinal. The flowers once mature are used in dried flower arranging. Like other perennial sorrels, it has a tangy, acidic taste that many good cooks […]


Lovable Lovage

Add something new and interesting to your herb collection. Lovage is easy to grow and the leaves will give you the similar flavour as celery, with an aniseed twist. Use it creatively in the following ways: • Casseroles: The anise, celery flavor of the lovage works really well. • Lentils: Sweat a few leaves with […]


Reliable Parsley

Reliable Parsley Parsley, or petroselinum sativum, has been used as a culinary herb for over 2,000 years and is one of the most nutritious of all herbs. There are basically two main types of parsley, which are widely used in an Italian kitchen: 1. Moss Curled Parsley – The tightly curled variety that is most […]



Coriander Coriander, or also known as Cilantro, has great application in cooking and so essential when it comes to enjoying a good curry dish. The soft leaves are used fresh, mixed in with the food or as a garnish just before serving to ensure a burst of flavour. The lesser known Vietnamese Coriander, also known […]

Basil and Mint pesdto

Basil Mint Pesto

Basil Mint Pesto Take: • 2 cups basil leaves • 1 cup fresh mint leaves • 1/2 cup walnut halves • 2 cloves garlic • 1/4 cup olive oil • 2 teaspoons lemon juice • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 1/4 teaspoon salt Then: Toast the walnuts in a toaster oven for 5 minutes, […]


Herb Focus – Horseradish

Herb focus – Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) 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 diuretic that promotes perspiration making it useful for breaking fevers, especially those associated […]

Container Gardening

Container Herb Gardening

Container Herb Gardening Container gardening is a great way to grow plants, vegetables and herbs without needing a lot of space. Herbs do especially well and can be grown right outside your kitchen door. In this video, you’ll learn how to use an old farmer’s market basket to make a great container garden. Fill it […]


Picking Basil

Picking Basil Basil is a summer herb that needs regular harvesting to ensure that the plant stays short, compact and produce an abundance of tasty leaves. In this demo you will see where to cut the stems to ensure new growth and a succession of leaves. This way you will get the most out of […]