Tarragon & Mint Ice Cream

Need to cool down after a hot year? Try This! Ingredients 1 Large bunch of Tarragon 1 Large bunch of Mint 2 cups of heavy cream 1 can condensed milk Pinch if sea salt Method Bruice tarragon and mint to release the oils Place herbs in sauce pan and add heavy cream. Bring to boil […]

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 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

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 […]

Mint

Mint is one of those common and garden herbs that can easily be taken for granted unless you stop at a herb stand and rub the leaves of each of the different mints and experience their powerful individual perfumes. There are 25 species of mint and at least 14 different varieties are grown in South […]

Braai Herbs

Braai herbs Blurb: We love braai’s but they can become bland….the same old, same old. Add herbs (to everything) for the best braai on the block Herb marinades and rubs Rosemary – two tablespoons of fresh rosemary or two large sprigs, half a cup of lemon juice, an eighth of a cup of olive oil […]

Chamomile-Tea

Best herbs for round the clock teas

Herbal teas…for morning, noon and night Blurb: The best herbs for delicious, healthy, herbal teas There is nothing as comforting as a cup of tea, and that applies equally to herbal teas. Herbal teas should be delicious. Just because they are healthy doesn’t mean they should taste vile. The secret lies in choosing the right […]

Mint choc Ice cream

Sweet Herbs

Sweet herbs for flavouring fruit punches, refreshing teas and desserts, as well as teatime favourites like cakes, biscuits and scones. Except for Stevia rebaudiana that can be used as a substitute for sugar, herbs with a sweet, fruity, or aromatic flavour are not overpowering. Their presence is subtle, adding a hint of pineapple in the […]