“Yogurt Sauce with Herbs” “A Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavourings” by Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes, Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Lewis Esson ———————————————————————– 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed pinch of salt ¼ pint plain unsweetened yogurt freshly ground black pepper ½ tablespoon each chopped fresh tarragon, chervil, chives and parsley ½ tablespoon chopped fresh… Read More “Yogurt Sauce with Herbs”
“Maple Cream Fudge” 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup milk 2 tblsps. Butter 1 tsp. Vanilla Nuts or raisins if preferred. Dissolve brown sugar and milk in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil until it forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Remove from heat, cool, add butter and vanilla. Beat… Read More “Maple Cream Fudge”
“Chocolate tart with Russian-style Baikal tea” “The Tea Box” by Gilles Brochard 7 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate, melted 2/3 cup heavy cream 2 cups low-fat milk 1-1/2 teaspoon Russian-style Baikal tea 9-inch baked pie shell Crushed pistachios * Preheat oven to 300 d. Fahrenheit. Combine the cream… Read More Recipe – “Chocolate tart with Russian-style Baikal tea”
“MATCHA FLOAT“ “New Tastes in Green Tea” by Mutsuko Tokunaga 2 tsp. Matcha + 1/2 cup of hot water 5 – 6 ice cubes 1/2 cup cold milk 1 scoop vanilla ice cream Syrup or low-calories sweetner, to taste * In a tall glass, mix the matcha… Read More Recipe – “Matcha Float”
To create that Spa comfort at home ……..add a few candles, either scented or unscented along the counter or bath tub, brew a nice calming tea and start to run your bath water. This can create an ambience and peaceful area in your home. Even with the sound of running water can be soothing for most… Read More Therapeutic Herbal Bath’s
Christmas Nog 5 eggs 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup white sugar 2 cups milk pinch of salt ** Optional Rum Put into blender: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crack open your eggs, blend in blender. Add spices, sugar, salt and milk then blend. Blend all ingredients into blender, chill and serve.
For many centuries enjoying herbs in bath has become a very therapeutic way to help re-energize the body. A great way to distress, soothe skin and generally relax you from every day. Enjoying a warm bath with a few wonderful herbs in a a small muslin bag. Creating a ambiant place around your own tub can become… Read More Herbal Bathing …….
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) A beautiful yellow flower can be used as externally for sores, skin ulcers, burns and bruises. This flower is also being used in the cosmetic industry and is known to have a soothing feeling. Although this flower is used in other industries, it is also used in the Tea Industry as a… Read More Calendula
Here is a list of some of the UNSAFE HERBS Calamus Root; Comfrey; Goldenseal; Hawthorne Berries; Juniper Berries; Life Root (Ragwort); Lobelia; Mandrake Root; Mistletoe; Oak Bark; Pennyroyal; Pokeroot; St. John’s Wort; Wormwood; *** from Health Promotion and Nutrition, Scarborough Health Department
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) Both the essential oil and the bark are used for tea, accent piece for hot chocolate’s, hot toddy drinks and also is commonly combined with other teas, herbs for ailments. We also use the powdered form in baking and cooking, plus you can also get a capsule of powdered cinnamon. The native… Read More Herbal and Spices – Cinnamon, Fennel, Spearmint