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

Love the Spice cabinet

Out of your spice cabinet……. – cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, anise seed, cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg.   These are often added to your teas for added ingredients.    – Many Chai Teas have cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg added to the teas.   – Garlic spread on toast is known to help when… Read More Love the Spice cabinet

“Italian Vegetable Soup”

A great warm soup for the wintry days, easy to make and simply delicious. “Italian Vegetable Soup” “Betty Crocker’s – Working Woman’s Cookbook”   1           pound bulk Italian sausage 1          medium onion, sliced 1          can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes 1          can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained 1          can (10.5 ounces) condensed beef broth 1-1/2 … Read More “Italian Vegetable Soup”

“Italian Vegetable Soup”

A great warm soup for the wintry days, easy to make and simply delicious. “Italian Vegetable Soup” “Betty Crocker’s – Working Woman’s Cookbook”   1           pound bulk Italian sausage 1          medium onion, sliced 1          can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes 1          can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained 1          can (10.5 ounces) condensed beef broth 1-1/2 … Read More “Italian Vegetable Soup”

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”

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