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Monthly archives for September, 2015

Tussie Mussies

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Pruning Lavenders

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Harvesting and preserving herbs 1

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs 2

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Aromatherapy – essential oils

What is an Essential Oil? The chemical way of life for plants has been under investigation for millenia! Plant wisdom have accumulated by people interacting with them initially as food sources but by eating plants their effectiveness as healing agents became obvious. Such wisdom allows plants to be harvested for their oils at their peak […]

Aromatherapy – a brief history

A brief history of Aromatherapy It is often thought that aromatherapy is a modern ‘invention’ . In its contemporary form, which incorporates a much greater understanding of the nature of plant chemistry and the effect of these chemical on the mind and body, it has become a science. However the use of oils extracted from […]

Culinery herbs – flavouring

Where does the FLAVOURING FACTOR come from? Clearly each herb, or spice contributes a very specific flavour to a plate of food!  We recognise many of those flavours instantly – garlic, cinnamon, basil, mint, coriander, to mention a few.  They add a quality to our food that lifts its taste about the ‘ordinary’. Chef’s strive […]

A short history of herbs

A short history of why Herbs and Spices became popular It may seem a new trendy option to some people – using herbs and spices to add flavour or garnish to our culinary efforts in the kitchen – but this has been happening ever since humans discovered the concept of both cooking and preserving their […]

The best of British food

What do we mean by the ‘Best of British’? When we apply these words it seems to me that we are describing a traditional high quality home produced, home made something …. These days within our multicultural society, this not as associated with old values and traditions as it used to be. There seems to […]

Winter Baskets

Winter Baskets