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Preserving old recipes

How would you feel if you suddenly found a stillroom book from your great-great grandmother? Wouldn't that be amazing? The insights into her daily life, dreams and tragedies – surely a valued possession for you and those who come

Making Cinnamon Stick Santa

.and here is the last of my trio of cinnamon posts. After Cinnamon Ornaments and making Cinnamon Candles, it is now time to use the rest of all those cinnamon quills and pieces of cassia bark to make

Cooking with Herbs – Thai Cuisine

The fresh and healthy taste of Thai food prompted me to write about the health giving properties of the herbs used in this popular cuisine. Authentic Thai cookery relies on five essential tastes – sweet, sour, hot, salty and bitter. The

Energy Boosting Superfood – Taking the sting out of nettles

Energy Boosting Superfood – Taking the sting out of nettles

In many places the stinging nettle is an unwanted weed and it is rather an invasive, vigorously growing plant in the garden. It does not require cultivation as it grows freely in the wild. Nettles like moist, nitrogen rich soil

Herbal Petcare – Healthy pets, naturally!

Humans arent the only living creatures to know the healing powers of herbs.  Animals in the wild will naturally turn to herbs if they are feeling unwell and our domesticated friends can benefit as well. There are now a great

Lower blood pressure, naturally.

The healing properties of garlic have been helping people for centuries.  A veritable powerhouse of active ingredients which are reported to ease an A-Z of ailments and treating  high blood pressure is one of the health issues on this list. 

Infusion vs Decoction

Infusion vs Decoction

Do you know the difference between Infusions & Decoctions? If you are planning to use herbs to make your own teas and brews from home then you will likely encounter the process of both infusions and decoctions. Infusions and decoctions are

Everyone can Benefit From Herbs

Everyone can Benefit From Herbs

There is a strong movement towards to use of herbal preparations instead of the never ending supply of store bought, synthetic alternatives. Many people think that by using natural products they are eliminating chemicals from their lives. The word chemical

Herbal Skin Care

Herbal Skin Care

There are treatments for all skin types and all skin problems. You can make your own soaps, cleansing milk, toners, moisturisers, soaks, masks and the list goes on. If you have skin problems there are treatments for acne, wrinkles, sunburn,

Herbal Weightloss

Herbal Weightloss

Herbology recommends a whole body approach when planning weight loss. With this in mind you need to look at more than just cutting out the chips and pizza. You need to work out why your body is overweight and unwell

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