I love the sunny orange flowers of calendula; they brighten my day. A good way to preserve their orange glow is to make infused oil. It is very easy to make. Once you have made this vibrant infused oil you can use it to soothe and heal minor wounds, itchy, inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and nappy rash. It is also useful for stings, burns, bruises and cradle cap.
Many years ago we used to visit a cafe in Burleigh that had the most delicious zucchini bacon muffins. I hinted that I would love the recipe ..but it was a well-kept secret. So I set off on a quest to produce a delicious savoury muffin, only mine would contain plenty of herbs and omit the bacon.
The cool fresh mornings and warm sunny days herald the start of Spring. Some of the early flowering annuals such as calendula, Californian poppy and the many salvias are buzzing with native and european bees.It is a great time to garden.
Nourishing herbal infusions are a great way of getting minerals from your herbs. Read the blog where we show you our method, as well as giving you some knowledge, tips and tricks to get the best result.
This nutritious herb has been a favourite of the French used in many classic French dishes. Bernaise and Ravigote sauces are flavoured by chervil. When a recipe calls for "Pluches de cerfeuille" -- it is leaves of chervil that are required.