Herbs & Remedies
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Crafting a Herbal Apothecary in Summer

Crafting a Herbal Apothecary in Summer

For the summer herbal apothecary, there’s lots of work to be done, a plethora of harvests to complete and process, medicine to make and share-a season of activity and busyness! To counteract the fire and energy of summer I like to look to remedies that cool, calm and...

How to Make a Herbal Dream Pillow

How to Make a Herbal Dream Pillow

A dream pillow can be a magical way of encouraging better sleep and less nightmares. It’s a lovely thing to slowly make by hand during the abundant and light season of summer, ready for use in autumn and winter or to give as a gift. You can use many different herbs in...

The Art of the Garden Bath

The Art of the Garden Bath

A beautiful summer gratitude ritual is running a Garden Bath. I have talked about garden baths before in some of rituals and rhythms episodes because it is such a simple but divine thing. With summer being a time when many herbs are at their best and the garden is...

Rose Sponge Cake for Summer

Rose Sponge Cake for Summer

I have to have a cake to celebrate summer, I adore baking and sweet things so it seems inevitable that I should find an excuse to bake something and the mid month of summer seems like a perfect reason to me to get out my cake tins. My cake of choice in July is most...

Honeysuckle Cough Syrup

Honeysuckle Cough Syrup

Of all the plants growing in July the two I am enjoying the most are the elderflower which sadly are beginning to fade and shed their tiny petals, and the opulently scented honeysuckle. Both of these flowers are quite dominating with their scent. They are not blossoms...

How to Make Herbal Waters & Iced Herbal Teas

How to Make Herbal Waters & Iced Herbal Teas

A cornerstone recipe of summer is cool or iced herbal teas. This is simply a herbal tea that has been cooled down in the fridge and then had some ice added. Easy. This follows the same technique as brewing herbal infusions (I have a whole podcast episode dedicated to...

How to Make Sun Tea

How to Make Sun Tea

The days around summer solstice can also be a wonderful time to gather and harvest herbs for herbal preparations. Certain herbs like lemon balm, mint, rose, sun like calendula, St John’s wort and elderflower should be looking at their best right now and are perfect...

Garden Cocktails with Benromach Organic  Whisky

Garden Cocktails with Benromach Organic Whisky

There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season than with a delicious cocktail made with herbs from the garden and hedgerow.  Today I’m really excited to be teaming up with Benromach whisky to bring you two delicious garden cocktails that are perfect for...

Cleavers Foraging, Identification, Herbal Remedies and Uses

Cleavers Foraging, Identification, Herbal Remedies and Uses

Galium aparine or Cleavers is one of the first spring plants to brave the early spring weather. Tiny whorls of cleavers burst through the matted brown carpet of dead grass and leaves and remind us that the ground beneath our feet is bursting with growth and shoots...