Category Archives: Tea

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…

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…

Garden Spells……

This is an extract from a book I read last year, it was quite a sentimental book, not something I would usually read but I did enjoy it and adored the tiny section at the back that gave just a few sentences on which flowers and petals to use in cooking at a dinner party…

Feverfew (and other supplements) for Migraine

In January 2014 I had to undergo Open Heart Surgery to repair a ‘prolapsed mitral valve’. This is something that I probably had from birth, and I was told that if I didn’t have the repair I likely wouldn’t see my 40th birthday. Thankfully the operation went well and although a long recovery my heart…

Hyssop – Herb of Protection

The small bunch of Hyssop I have in my garden has just started flowering, with blue, decorative spikes…….Hyssop thrives in the Summer and (like me) barely tolerates the Winter………. History; Cultivated widely in Britain, Hyssop does grow wild in Southern Europe. Historically Hyssop was used as a ‘strewing’ herb in the 17th Century and would…