CategoriesCulinary Medicinal Using Herbs

Hot & Spicy: Winter warming drinks

This article first appeared in Organic NZ Gardening magazine winter issue 2020  Cold winter weather makes us seek comfort in…

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Mineral Rich Weed Vinegar

Vinegar is a great medium to use to extract vitamins and minerals from herbs. A long, cold infusion, known as…

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Herbal (Essential Oil) Rub for Congestion & Coughs

“Vick’s Vaporub” is a well known cough, cold and congestion remedy that was introduced as far back as 1905 and…

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Food is Medicine

Crazy? Maybe! I’m your local crazy herb lady. But truthfully, as a herby friend of mine told me just this…

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The Basics of Brewing a Good Cup of Herbal Tea

Everything is better with tea. Unknown After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. While this statistic…

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Recipe: Herby Soft Flour Tortilla

Ingredients 4 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 85g unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cup warm water 2…

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Apple, Pear and Lemon Thyme Conserves

The summer gives us a cornucopia of fruit, and as we move into autumn, preserving the bounty takes precedence of…

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Oxymel

This weekend I have started making my new batches of herbal remedies for winter wellness, concentrating on warming, immune building…

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Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients 225g unsalted butter (1 cup), softened Pinch of sea salt 115g caster sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp) 285g…

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Pull-apart Herb Bread with Parmesan

This easy to bake pull-apart herb bread is as delicious as it looks. It will definitely impress whenever you decide…