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Lemon Balm – Not just good for the bees

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

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

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

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

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

Lemon Barley – An old favourite still tastes great

Hello Herb Lovers, I recently made some additions to the Herbology library and while I was perusing some wonderful new herb recipes I came across the old favourite – Lemon Barley Syrup.  There was barley in the pantry, bay leaves

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