Restore Romance in your life with Herbs

This being Valentine month, here is a light-hearted look at how herbs can also restore the romance in our lives. Besides their many practical uses, herbs also work in the realm of the emotions. One thinks of the soothing, calming herbs, those that deal with depression or lift the spirits. All these are herbs for […]

A step in Thyme

Most gardens have a pathway and generally we think of it as being necessary to get us from one area to another. But, what if that pathway was also a fragrant, sensory experience every time we walked along it? A perfumed pathway that is easy to maintain can be created with varieties of creeping thyme. […]

Coriander

It is given different names and opinions differ on its ‘fragrance’ but coriander is universally counted as one of the most distinctive culinary herbs. Whether you know it as coriander, cilantro or Chinese parsley, Coriandrumsativum is commonly used in the cuisine of almost every continent or region: South Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, Mediterranean, India, […]

Herbal Home Spa

Bathing by candlelight in a scented bath is still one of the most romantic ways to relax. The natural way to do it is with fragrant herbs that soothe away the stress. Herbal baths combine the therapeutic effects of water and the particular actions of herbs. Warm water quietens and soothes the body, slowing down […]

Lavender

Lavender never seems to lose its allure. Besides all its qualities as a healing, soothing and fragrant herb, lavender is a landscaper’s dream. It always stands out, whether it is used in formal or informal gardens, planted en masse, in containers or in combination with other plants. Be creative and use Lavender in different ways: […]

Herbs For The Kitchen

Herbs for the Kitchen Fresh herbs add fragrance and flavour to food that can’t be matched by dried herbs or other flavourings. Growing your own herbs allows you to experience the sheer pleasure of picking your own mix of herbs; whether it is a few sprigs of parsley, some sweet smelling basil leaves or origanum, […]

Herbs that can restore romance in our lives

This being Valentine month, here is a light-hearted look at how herbs can also restore the romance in our lives. Besides their many practical uses, herbs also work in the realm of the emotions. One thinks of the soothing, calming herbs, those that deal with depression or lift the spirits. All these are herbs for […]

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 […]

The best flowering herbs

The best flowering herbs Herb flowers are generally small and delicate and that is their charm. Yet they still make a show when plants are massed in the garden or blooms are cut and bunched with other flowers for natural looking flower arrangements. Herbal fragrances tend to be aromatic and this makes them useful for […]

oregano

Oregano

Three ways to use Oregano: 1. Add oregano to omelets, frittatas and quiches for a peppery flavor. Use in dishes in combination with garlic, thyme, parsley and olive oil to spice them up. 2. Pick a bunch of Oregano flowers and Basil leaves, place in a vase on the kitchen windowsill to act as a […]