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. […]

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 […]

Cooling Mint

It has been used by all the ancient civilizations; by the Egyptians and Greeks as an aromatic bathing herb, as an appetite stimulant by the Romans, who also used it to flavour wine and sauces and as a strewing herb in medieval homes. Throughout the Middle East mint it is a symbol of hospitality. In […]

Herbal Happy Hour Drinks

 Herbs for Happy Hour Drinks As summer heats up the idea of a long, cool drink is especially appealing. Herbs with a tropical tang, like pineapple or lemon, are the most popular for flavouring cocktails and coolers. The hint of lemon grass, lemon balm or lemon verbena is particularly refreshing while pineapple sage and pineapple […]