Tag: cooking with herbs

Cooking with Herbs – Thai Cuisine

The fresh and healthy taste of Thai food prompted me to write about the health giving properties of the herbs used in this popular cuisine. Authentic Thai cookery relies on five essential tastes – sweet, sour, hot, salty and bitter. The trick lies in getting the balance right so that...

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...

Herbs from the Heart – Happy Valentine’s Day

Everyone does chocolate at Valentine's Day, but what do you do when your Love may or may not have already been spoiled said with chocolate throughout the year. Why, gorgeous, red, heart shaped strawberries of course!!!...

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....