Nature Connection with Becky Cole
The Garden Apothecary
The Garden Apothecary is my first book, published this spring with Hardie Grant. When I initially brewed up the idea for this book I had a vision of enabling people to create their own abundant home apothecaries, filling kitchen shelves with jars of powerful herbs using plants grown in their gardens, wild spaces or window boxes. From aromatic teas to potent tinctures I’ve covered a wide array of herbalist techniques alongside my favourite cornerstone recipes that will create the backbone of your herbal apothecary and can be adapted with the ebb and flow of the seasons.
Veg Plot Tour-No Dig Methods
Foraging Walk-Hedgerow Remedies
Seasonal Folk Herbalism
Nature Connection Club
One of my favourite herbal concoctions to make is a herbal infused oil. A herbal infused oil is a base oil such as olive oil or maybe sweet almond oil which has been permeated with the qualities and scent of herbs. These herbal oils can also have essential oils added...
This recipe is inspired by a bake I made as a child from Nigella Lawsons second book, How to eat, one of the first cookbooks I remember baking from. I’ve changed the recipe slightly to include seasonal bilberries although you could use blueberries or blackberries...
With the trees in full leaf it’s a perfect time of year to play this game with children or adults. This game is called Meeting a Tree. To play you’ll need a blindfold and at least two people. Meeting a Tree is a great game to play to activate the sense of touch and...