Using Herbs

Step by step instructions on how to use your herbs

5 Top Tips for growing organic herbs and produce in a regenerative way

5 Top Tips for growing organic herbs and produce in a regenerative way

I was invited by Jocelyn from Grow Eat Heal to an event last night, where I got to speak about my passion – herbs, and not only how to use them for food and medicine, but importantly, how to grow them in such a way…

Tomato and Zucchini Soup

Tomato and Zucchini Soup

Do you have a glut of tomatoes and zucchini in the garden? Tired of making relishes, sauces and jams? Try this wonderful soup! So quick and easy, dealing with kilograms of produce at a time – and even if you don’t eat soup over the…

Classic Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Classic Heirloom Tomato Sauce

This is my go-to sauce. It is simple, allowing the gorgeous taste of the heirloom tomatoes to shine. It’s got no added sugar, and just a dash of balsamic for an added depth of flavour. It still preserves well because of the natural acidity of…

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

If you have never had lavender as a food herb before, I encourage you to give it a try! I love the slightly bitter floral taste it gives, especially to something sweet. While a few people cannot get over the fact that lavender is mostly…

Butternut and Feta filled Ravioli with Burnt Butter and Crispy Sage

Butternut and Feta filled Ravioli with Burnt Butter and Crispy Sage

A culinary match made in heaven – butternut and feta and sage. Add in the nutty taste of burnt butter, and throw in some pasta, and you have a meal on your hands that would make any Italian Nonna proud!You can use any culinary sage…

Edible Flower Cookies

Edible Flower Cookies

No secret I love edible flowers. No secret I love baking. And in our unschool-homeschool, Friday is baking and gardening day, so 1 + 1 + 1 = kids making edible flower cookies today! Extra points scored for our science experiment on which flowers will…

How To – Roast Garlic

How To – Roast Garlic

Garlic everywhere and garlic in everything! We’re a household that loves to cook with garlic, and naturally, I also have a few special garlic medicines ready to dispense for a variety of ailments. Garlic, Allium sativum, is truly an amazing ingredient to always have on hand…

Crystallized flowers

Crystallized flowers

Crystallized flowers! These candied flowers are a favourite of my little girls to make. Here’s how you can also make the most of the pretty edible petals in our garden by making Victorian style flowery delights! A glorious project to get into on a rainy day…

Chimichurri – Argentinian Green Sauce for Grilled Meat

Chimichurri – Argentinian Green Sauce for Grilled Meat

The first time I made chimichurri was out of necessity – I had harvested handfuls of gorgeous Italian parsley, and after drying some, freezing some, and making a lot into parsley pesto, I had to do something else with what was leftover. A quick search…

Rose Panna cotta with rose jelly and a cardomom-pistachio biscuit

Rose Panna cotta with rose jelly and a cardomom-pistachio biscuit

I love combining rose with cardamom – it is a lovely Middle Eastern combination and puts me in mind of all the exotic places I visit \vicariously through the internet and travel books. Actually, the first time I combined these particular flavours, it was when…