Herb Cream

Ingredients: • Fresh Herbs from your Garden, • Aqueous cream, • 2 pots to create a double boiler. STEP 1: • Put some water in the bigger pot and bring it to a boil, • Place the second, smaller pot in the water – make sure that the smaller pot is always in contact with […]

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Oriental Vegetables

Oriental Vegetables It is the ideal time to add some Oriental vegetables to the veggie and herb garden. A rich source of vitamins, minerals and natural fiber that will help to give you a natural feeling of vitality and energy. Fresh, unprocessed vegetables are low in sodium and can help to reduce weight gain due […]

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Dill

Dill, with its greyish-green foliage, has been a favoured culinary herb for centuries. Though dill is best known as a pickling herb for cucumbers, the leaves can be used fresh or dried in salads, meats, especially fish, vegetable dishes and soups. Used whole or ground the seeds add zest to bread, cheese, and salad dressing. […]

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Coriander

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 […]

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Marjoram

Marjoram Marjoram has a slightly minty, citrus taste with a hint of spice. Marjoram leaves are best fresh because of their mild flavour. The delicate flavour of marjoram may be lost if it is added too early in the cooking process, therefore add at the very end of cooking. It goes well in salads, dressings, […]

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Herbal Dryer Sachets

Herbal Dryer Sachets Dryer sachets are sealed fabric pouches filled with dried herbs and flowers and scented with essential oils that you throw in the dryer with each load. The heat and movement from the dryer releases the fragrances from the herbs and oils, leaving leaves your clothes with a lasting, gentle aroma. Dryer sachets […]

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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 […]

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Herbal foot soak

How often do you take time out to pamper your hot, achy and tired feet? Easy to do and highly rewarding, this is what you will need: • About 10 litres of hot water – not boiling, you must be able to comfortably keep your feet in it, • ½ cup Epson Salts, • A […]

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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 […]

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Companion plants for Tomatoes

Companion Plants for Tomatoes Improve the growth and yield of your tomato crop by planting the following herbs as companion plants, between and with the tomatoes: • Asparagus, basil, lemon balm, borage, celery, chives, mint, parsley, pot marigold, If you have limited space then plant one tomato, one basil and one parsley together in a […]