Tag: Herbology

Good morning good Yarrow

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium - Usually the first herb in most herb books, yarrow is another herb you will have seen in meadows even if you dont know the name or its healing properties. The flowers are often white, although there are variants with yellow, pink and even reddish flowers...

Age Old Herbal Superstitions

Happy Friday 13th Herb lovers, Today being Friday the 13th,  I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at other superstitions – of the herbal kind. Thanks to Gerina Dunwich’s Herbal Magick Angelica – Associated with Saint Michael the Archangel, angelica was once thought to...

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...

Energy Boosting Superfood – Taking the sting out of nettles

In many places the stinging nettle is an unwanted weed and it is rather an invasive, vigorously growing plant in the garden. It does not require cultivation as it grows freely in the wild. Nettles like moist, nitrogen rich soil and if cut back before flowering will sprout a...

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. ...

Who doesn’t like chocolate?

So why am I sharing this hip expanding experience on my herb blog? Herb flavoured chocolates of course! Before we left I made sure to peruse their extensive range and found quite a few herb related flavours that I just had to try. For research purposes of course. ...

Making Cinnamon Stick Santa

.and here is the last of my trio of cinnamon posts. After Cinnamon Ornaments and making Cinnamon Candles, it is now time to use the rest of all those cinnamon quills and pieces of cassia bark to make some Cinnamon Stick Santas. ...

Cinnamon candles

Covering candles in cinnamon is the absolute easiest;project, no craft skills required at all.....but they make great decorations or decorative gifts. I had a bag full of large cassia bark as well as the more traditional cinnamon quills, so in the photo you can see that I covered a large...

Herbal Christmas Projects – Brighten your holidays with herbs

The silliness of the season is well and truly upon us here at Herbology HQ. There is some manic gift making and the decorations are all finally up - better late than never. For those of you who are still in need of some herbaceous holiday ideas, never fear -...

‘Tis beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

So, just in time for the silly season, lets have a look at some seasonal herbal gifts and decorating ideas. Cinnamon Ornaments seem to make the rounds every so often, but I had not tried it before. Who had the idea to make a dough out of cinnamon and...