Growing your own Healthy Green Salad

It seems like bad timing that just as salad season reaches its peak, the heat makes lettuce bolt. One way of getting round that is to grow the loose leaf or multi-leaf lettuce varieties, from which individual leaves can be harvested. They are less likely to bolt if planted in a cooler part of the […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Rosemary

Rosemary It is no exaggeration to describe rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) as a ‘complete’ herb. It imparts a delicious flavour and aroma to food. It is a healing herb for body and soul, a beauty herb for hair and a fragrant air freshener for the home. To top it all, it is a versatile garden plant […]

Rosemary

Rosemary  How easy it is to take rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) for granted. Once it is in the garden it is just there – doesn’t demand water, doesn’t over-grow everything, and doesn’t mind heat or cold. Winter is a fine time to become reacquainted with this herb. It flavours succulent roasts, can be added to bathwater […]

Adding herbs to pet’s food

We should never forget that the ancestors of our domesticated dogs and cats were wild animals who were capable of looking after themselves very successfully. For centuries man has tamed and enjoyed the company of these animals for pure pleasure – 6,000 years ago the Egyptians regarded cats as sacred beings. Both cats and dogs […]

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 […]

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 […]