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Tisane for Two

Tisane – an infusion or decoction or herbs, spices or other plant material in hot water.
A tisane conjurers visions of delicacy and elegant refinement and seems a more enchanting invitation than the offer of a cup of herbal tea. 305 more words

Island Life


My little bush is getting somewhat bigger this season. But I can’t help my self from using it!
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Entertaining With Healthy Summer Drinks and Snacks

Summer Drinks

The sky is bright, the days are long and the weather warm: think Iced tea!  Now, with so many delicious loose-leaf tea varieties, you can really experiment to make easy, delicious and, most importantly, healthy iced tea for you and your family to enjoy. 1,610 more words

Healthy Italian Cooking

Comfrey: Knitting it Back

On Monday I talked about comfrey as my plant ally. So naturally an herb profile on comfrey was due.

Comfrey (symphytum officinale) has a common name of knitback or knitbone due to its use of healing injuries. 311 more words

Garden Fleahoppers in Lavender

Lavender can be affected by a number of insect pests, but only a few cause economic damage to the crop on a regular basis, such as the four-lined plant bug. 414 more words


Green Gathering

Joolz and I are off to the Green Gathering this weekend, for me to be a volunteer first aider (all herbal, of course) and for us both to have general good fun around issues that draw us and with which we may like to become more involved.   398 more words


Delicious AND Decorative!

Herbs are wonderfully plentiful in the summer. I have a backdoor herb garden with many perennial (and a few annual) herbs waiting to be snipped as I need them. 539 more words