Tag: Anke B

Who doesn’t like chocolate?

So why am I sharing this hip expanding experience on my herb blog? Herb flavoured chocolates of course! Before we left I made sure to peruse their extensive range and found quite a few herb related flavours that I just had to try. For research purposes of course. ...

Stillroom Book – Create a family heirloom

A stillroom book would contain recipes, family health information, treatments tried, but also notes and inspirations, things of importance to the household, anything and everything that would be meaningful to the next generation. These books were handed down the maternal line andwere prized possessions......

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Making a tincture is one of the most useful and versatile extracting methods. The standard method which has been used for many centuries involves using an alcohol base, usually vodka as this has very little taste, to extract the herb’s nutrients and healing properties....

Dye Easter Eggs with Herbs

Naturally-dyed eggs have a lovely matte finish reminiscent of old milk paint, but eggs can also be oiled to a satin shiny finish. After eggs have dried, rub them with an edible vegetable oil such as canola oil or olive oil using a paper towel. Wipe with a dry...

Herbology At Home – Homemade Health

HOMEMADE HEALTH is the second book, to be released in 2011, it is a collection of old time home remedies straight from the pantry. Some tried and true, some quirky, but all based on natural remedies your grandmothers probably knew and used....

Dandelion Soup Recipe

If you search for dandelion recipes you'll often find Cream of Dandelion as a popular soup recipe. I wanted something a bit different and was very happy when I found a chicken and dandelion soup which sounded hearty and quite rustic....

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!...

Herb Garden Markers – Fun & functional

Once you have decided what goes where and how it is all going to look you might like to use markers to identify your plants. Why not make this a feature? On Etsy there are many artisans and small businesses that have fabulous ideas as to...

The good, the bad and … the media

There is much good to be done by including herbs into a healthy lifestyle. Much of the old traditional herb lore has been lost over time but there is somewhat of a revival now that people are more interested in natural health care....