Category Archives: Apothecary

Sage Herblore

Often associated with the Autumn and Winter, it is actually late Spring and early Summer when Sage is truly at its most beautiful. It has become a common herb for cooks and one of the most popular garden herbs, however Sage also has a rich history of herb and folklore. Sage has traditionally been used…

Ramsoms – Wild Garlic

We were lucky enough to find a wonderful patch of Wild Garlic whilst roaming the woods around Kinver at the weekend. You can usually smell wild garlic before you see it, it has such a pungent aroma, however the flavor surprisingly, whilst unmistakably garlic is much softer and more subtly than the more common garlic…

Wild Strawberry Leaf Tea

The wild strawberry looks like a small version of the strawberry plants most people are familiar with. They grow in dry, grassy places and in open woodlands. They spread from root runners and have the same delicate white five pointed flower which develops into a scarlet berry.  They are a wonderfully pretty little plant to…

Primrose – Darling of Spring

Primroses are found throughout Britain, but sadly like many of our native wildflowers are becoming more and more rare. In the wild they grow under hedges, on banks, on railway embankments and at the edges of woodland. Like many of the early Spring woodland flowers they take advantage of the not yet formed canopy of…

Easy Bath soak for aching limbs…

I have a cold and it is making me feel rubbish! So last night I had to have a quick rummage around the house for ingredients I could use for a bath that what help soothe my aching limbs and ease my cold symptoms. This actually ended up being a lovely collection of ingredients so…