Category: app-recipes

Herbs from the Heart – Happy Valentine’s Day

Everyone does chocolate at Valentine's Day, but what do you do when your Love may or may not have already been spoiled said with chocolate throughout the year. Why, gorgeous, red, heart shaped strawberries of course!!!...

Cinnamon candles

Covering candles in cinnamon is the absolute easiest;project, no craft skills required at all.....but they make great decorations or decorative gifts. I had a bag full of large cassia bark as well as the more traditional cinnamon quills, so in the photo you can see that I covered a large...

‘Tis beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

So, just in time for the silly season, lets have a look at some seasonal herbal gifts and decorating ideas. Cinnamon Ornaments seem to make the rounds every so often, but I had not tried it before. Who had the idea to make a dough out of cinnamon and...

Make vitamin water that’s actually good for you

Vitamin water made with fruit and herbs, no suggar added. It's such a simple idea, yet so very good for you. At a time where some of you are sweltering in early summer heat, this may be a great way to keep hydrated....

Elderberry Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cups dried elderberries 2 cups of boiling water 1/4 cup raw honey 1/4 lemon juice Put the elderberries in a non reactive saucepan, add boiling water – cover and leave to soak overnight. The next day simmer berries for 30 minutes, cool a little then strain. Once...

Elderflower Cordial

Ingredients: 1.5 litres water 1.5kg  raw sugar 7 lemons – peel & juice (although I use 1/2 limes and 1/2 lemons these days) 30ml apple cider or white wine vinegar 20 heads of elderflower (I used 20 teaspoons) Pour boiled water into a sterilised non metal container. Add the...

Sunburn Soothers

The sun can be quite unforgiving and we all know that it pays to be sunwise. However, on those occasions when staying out of the sun just isn’t an option you might like to turn to the natural goodness of herbs for your summer. Sun Soothers Fill a jar...

Herb Liqueur

Ingredients: 600ml gin or vodka 350g caster sugar 450ml boiling water 1 small orange thinly peeled rind of 1 lemon 2 cinnamon sticks 1 vanilla pod 4 cardamom pods 5 juniper berries 4 cloves Pinch tea leaves 4 bay leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 3 sage leaves 2 sprigs thyme...

Lavender Biscuits

Ingredients: 115g unsalted Butter 55g caster Sugar 175g self raising Flour 2 tbsp chopped fresh Lavender leaves 1 teasp Lavender flowers, removed from stem Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and lavender leaves and knead into dough.Roll onto a floured board, sprinkle with the flowers and press them into...