Category: app-recipes

‘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...

Herb Ricotta Flan

Ingredients Olive oil, for greasing and glazing 800g Ricotta cheese 75g Parmesan cheese, finely grated 3 eggs, separated 4 tablespoons Basil leaves, freshly torn 4 tablespoons chopped fresh Chives 3 tablespoons fresh Oregano leaves ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste ½ teaspoon paprika (sweet or smoked,...

Natural Body Powder

Ingredients 1/2 cup corn flour (non wheat based) 5 drops lavender essential oil 2 drops ylang-ylang essential oils Add essential oils to corn flour. Sift and mix well. Let scents infuse for a few days before use. Store away from moisture....