Tag: basil

Kitchen Herbs Are Medicine Too

At a time when there were no health food stores and online herb suppliers not everyone had access to medicinal herbs. Or did they? People distinguish between medicinal and culinary herbs but really, culinary herbs ARE medicinal as well. So what do you do when you...

Herb shopping at the Markets

Some of you, especially those from the Northern Hemisphere, may be a bit amused at what I brought home. My basket was full of basil, mint, English spinach, dandelion greens, fat hen, cobblers pegs, ribwort plantain and marhsmallow. ...

Starting out with herbs

I wish I had counted how often I was asked, “Where do I start?” People ARE interested, and they really want to make herbal changes in their lives, but they are daunted by the information they see available. They come to me with books that have...

Herb Soup – An ancient recipe to see in the new decade

Hello Herb Lovers, The new decade is only 2 days away and since herbs are what I do, I am bringing you a super herbal recipe with which to start the new year. I have recently been researching some medieval recipes and came across this Dutch recipe for a...

Herb Gardening – A perfect winter morning

Hello Herb Lovers, The kids and I have just spent a wonderful morning in the herb garden.  With winter well and truly here my garden had been neglected for too long.  This morning the sun was shining brightly and the boys jumped at the chance to get their hands...

Winter Herbs – Planting Guide

Hello Herb Lovers, If you think your herb gardening days slow down now that winter has set in you might be surprised to hear that the cold season is a busy one indeed.     No matter what area and what climate, now is the perfect time to update...

Herbal Ups and Downs

Hello herb lovers I have been really slack taking this long to post again. But here I am and it’ll be a long one.   This morning I went out to the Brisbane Produce Markets to buy a large amount of pomegranates. Last year I made my first attempt...