Category: Recipes from the Blog

Herb Pancake Recipe for Shrove Tuesday

These days we are not as reliant on the larder and length and severity of fasting all vary according to personal beliefs. Still, Shrove Tuesday is known as Pancake Tuesday around the world. What a great opportunity for another herbal recipe :) Herb Pancakes!...

Cheers, New Year’s !

Some countries make elaborate feasts of national dishes which are eaten close to midnight. Others focus more on the social side of things, often involving the consumption of plenty of alcohol. Since drinking is a big part of most celebrations here are a few herbal drink recipes you might...

‘Tis the season to be herbal

Tis the season of showing our love and gratitude with giving gifts to those we care about most. In these commercial times it is often easy to lose sight of the message we are trying to send with our choice of present. There is still time now to...

Lemon Balm – Not just good for the bees

There is evidence that lemon balm has been in use for over 200 years with the Swiss physician Paracelsus calling it the "elixir of life". Many old herbalists refer to it as a comforter to the heart and that it will drive away melancholy and sadness. In other...

Herbal Shampoo – Part 2 –

I showed you how to make shampoo from scratch. If infusing your own soapwort to make shampoo is too much of a hassle there is a quick and very effective alternative I like to use at home....

Herbal Shampoo – Natural health starts at the top

Making your own hair products from scratch is not as big a job as you might think. Treating your tresses with Mother Nature's bounty is a great way to pamper yourself and to let your hair recover from the rigors of modern life....

Hot Chillies – Pocket Rockets of Goodness

Hello Herb Lovers, My black chilli bush is bursting with fruit so I thought I would put my mind as to what to do with it all.  It’s only a little bush but it more than covers our use of chilli.  This particular bush is a “Black Pearl”, but...

Surviving the Heat with Herbs

Hello Herb Lovers, Lately the  Australian sun has been quite unforgiving with temperatures rising to rarely seen heights. We all know that it pays to be sun wise, however on those occasions when staying out of the sun just isn’t an option you might like to turn to the...

Elderflower Cordial – Deliciously refreshing

Hello Herb Lovers, Since our winter never really happened and the temperatures are rising surprisingly fast, I made a batch of Elderflower Cordial.  Everyone knows that I just adore elderflowers – for their taste and their benefits.  Elderflower cordial is incredibly refreshing  and this recipe couldn’t be any easier....