Tag Archives: Herbology

Good morning good Yarrow

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

Energy Boosting Superfood – Taking the sting out of nettles

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

No friends of people’s medicine

No friends of people’s medicine

You see, here in Australia there is this group that call themselves 'Friends of Science in Medicine', a bunch of more than 400 doctors, medical researchers and scientists who have taken it upon themselves to bully our universities into closing

Take this arsenic and see me in the morning

Take this arsenic and see me in the morning

In Victorian times (1937-1001) there was a radical change in healthcare available to the average person on the street. At a time when it was too expensive to seek 'professional' medical help, there was a sudden influx of chemist

Herbal Bath Cookies

Forgive me for stealing this post from my other blog, but I think you guys will love the idea and herbal possibilities of this recipe too. Bath cookies! This one tickled my fancy as it combines cooking (well baking), herbs (which

Memories that shape us

Memories that shape us

This year my end of year message was going to be a deep and meaningful account of the kind of Christmases I grew up with and how those memories come back every year to make me 'homesick'. I was

Wordless Wednesday … my favourite teapot. What’s yours?

Wordless Wednesday … my favourite teapot. What’s yours?

Tsuki Moon Cast Iron Teapot - Made in the Mizusawa region of Japan according to 900 year old traditions.

Fancy a cup of NOT tea?

Fancy a cup of NOT tea?



Q:When is a cup of tea not a cup of tea?
A: When there is no tea in it.

On my mind …. Sweet Woodruff

On my mind …. Sweet Woodruff

While growing up in Germany we would often have bright green syrups or jellies which I later learned were flavoured with Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum). I'd like to find some, fresh of course, to play with and ....

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