Tag: cooking with herbs

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...

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!...

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...

Vegetarian Herbal Holiday Feast

The recipes on Herbology are meant to tempt you into trying herbs in new and different ways, to explore new flavours and techniques. .....suggestion for vegetarian recipes, just in time for the holidays....

Herbology in the media

Herbs play a large part in Anke Bialas' life. This mum of three uses herbs in food daily, both for taste and their healing qualities. Today she runs a website called Herbology.com.au where she advises on growing and use of herbs as well as giving herbal recipes....

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...

Herb Garden Salad

Ingredients Salad: 3tbsp pumpkin seeds 3tbsp sunflower seeds 90g mixed salad leaves 50g mixed salad herbs – coriander, parsley, basil & rocket Dressing: 4tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard salt and ground black pepper * For the dressing, just combine all ingredients in...

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...