Apple, Pear and Lemon Thyme Conserves

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 mind. I love adding herbs and spices to everything I throw together in the kitchen, and searched for something to do with a glut of 

Oxymel

Oxymel

This weekend I have started making my new batches of herbal remedies for winter wellness, concentrating on warming, immune building and supportive herbs for the coming cold and flu season. First up I made a batch of elderberry oxymel and followed it with a batch 

Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients 225g unsalted butter (1 cup), softened Pinch of sea salt 115g caster sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp) 285g high grade all purpose flour (2 1/3 cup) 55g corn flour, or rice flour (5 ½ tbsp) 1Tbsp lavender blossoms (or to taste) Directions Add 

Pull-apart Herb Bread with Parmesan

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 to serve it up! Great to dip into soups or mop up stews, or at a BBQ, even taken to a picnic brunch too. You 

Bath Fizzies a.k.a. bath bombs

Bath Fizzies a.k.a. bath bombs

Bath fizzies, or bath bombs, are little semi-hardened blocks of good-for-you Epsom salts, baking soda and citric acid – the powders and salts held together with a bit of oil, which can also be a skin healing oil with infused herbs, and water. You can 

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