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...
Guide to Edible Flowers

Guide to Edible Flowers

Guide to Edible Flowers There’s something about flowers and food that really inspires the tastebuds and the imagination. Undeniable beautiful placed onto cakes, they make everything look like a true celebration. However there is a lot more to edible flowers than just...