Bags

Vacuum Bag Sachets

Vacuum Bag Sachets You will need small cotton bags (the kind with drawstrings work best), an essential oil and some herbs and spices. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can change it according to what you like best or what you have on hand. In a small bowl, combine: • 1 cup […]

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Winter Herbs

Winter Herbs These can be added to a winter feast bouquet, tucked into napkin rings, added to sprays on side tables and tucked into the ribbons tied on presents as extra gifts from the garden. • Rosemary represents remembrance for special friends. • Lavender is a fragrant scent of the sweetness of life. • Marjoram […]

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Flea Repellant

Flea repellent Make herbal powders using combinations of the following herbs: rosemary, lavender, southernwood, lemon verbena, catnip, basil, lemon grass, citronella pelargonium, marigold and the passion-fruit plant. Herbs love being trimmed, so cut them regularly, and dry them out of the sun, in your garage or pantry, layered on paper, or by hanging in bunches. […]

Dogs

Doggy Dinner Time

Doggy Dinner Time Don’t bore Fido. Try our vitamin-rich, balanced recipes to perk up your pet’s mealtime routine. • 500g chicken or turkey (combination of breasts and thighs) • 100g chicken liver • 1 large sweet potato or yam, baked and chopped • 250g broccoli florets or stalks • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley • 1/4 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Birds

Do you have to seperate vegetable patch?

Do you have to have a separate vegetable patch? Not if we have a say! Interplanting vegetables, herbs, ornamental shrubs and indigenous flora creates a bio-diverse habitat that attracts predators, butterflies, birds and all other creatures to make your garden a haven for all. A dynamic garden is alive with sound, smell and movement, providing […]