Tag: culinary herbs

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!...

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...

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...

Mediterranean Cheese on Toast

Mediterranean Cheese on Toast Ingredients1 wholemeal baguette cut into 2.5cm thick slices 2 garlic cloves, halved 1 small avocado 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped 3 or 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced (enough to cover the bread) goats cheese,sliced like tomatoes basil (as many leaves as slices of bread) 2...

Immune Boosting Beef Stew

Immune Boosting Beef Stew 500g lean stewing beef, cubed4 tbsp flour, seasoned2 cloves garlic, chopped3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil500g mixed vegetables – onion, celery, carrots, broad beans, swede, parsnip – chopped300ml Guinness1 bouquet garni (one bay leaf, a sprig each of marjoram, parsley and thyme)1 tbsp lovage leaves,...

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Smoked Salmon

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Smoked Salmon Ingredients (serves 4) * 7 eggs, at room temperature * 1/2 cup (125ml) thin cream * salt and cracked black pepper * 40g butter * 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, chives and dill leaves * 4 bagels, split * 100g smoked salmon,...

Garlic, Lovage and Apple Dip

Garlic, Lovage and Apple Dip Ingredients2 whole garlic heads1tbsp chopped lovage1 peeled and grated dessert apple1tbsp olive oil4tbsp mayonnaise4tbsp natural plain yoghurt1tsp wholegrain mustardsalt & pepper to taste Brush the heads of garlic with oil, wrap in foil and bake in a 200C oven for 40minutes. When cool, peel...

Mixed Herb Salad with Toasted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

Mixed Herb Salad with Toasted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients Salad:3tbsp pumpkin seeds3tbsp sunflower seeds90g mixed salad leaves50g mixed salad herbs –coriander, parsley, basil & rocket Dressing:4tbsp extra virgin olive oil1tbsp balsamic vinegar1/2 tsp Dijon mustardsalt and ground black pepper * For the dressing, just combine all ingredients in...