Herbal Bathing …….

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 (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

Sunflowers, tea & info

     Sunflowers are beautiful when they start to grow and unfold the large center cone that looks like a honeycomb, as the bright yellow petals start to grow and overlay each other, as each petals blooms.    Tall stalks of wild Sunflowers array along the fence, as fall approaches the Sunflower petals falling to the ground in… Read More Sunflowers, tea & info

Recipe – “Iranian Chicken with Saffron”

“Iranian Chicken with Saffron” “Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavorings” By Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes, Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Lewis Esson   3-1/2 fresh chicken, joined into 8 Salt Freshly ground black pepper 3    Tablespoons vegetable oil 1    oz. Butter 1    large onion, peeled and thinly sliced 2    garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1    pint water 1   … Read More Recipe – “Iranian Chicken with Saffron”

Recipe – “Elderflower Wine”

  “Elderflower Wine” “The Illustrated Herbal Encyclopedia” by Brenda Little   1        kg./2 lb. Elderflowers 1        kg./2 lb. Sugar 4        litre/7pints water 28      g./1 oz.  Fresh yeast Juice of 2 lemons (or oranges) Slice of toast   *    Avoid bruising the flowers when collecting them.  Boil them in the water for 20 minutes. … Read More Recipe – “Elderflower Wine”

Herb – Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is known since the 17th century and its name is the “English Mint”.   Oddly enough the leaves change color on occasion to pinkish violet color  and sometimes even the color of the shoot, which is reddish.    Menthol is the essential oil.    Peppermint can be added to sauces, soups, meat, vegetables and herbal… Read More Herb – Peppermint