Its Autumn: Time to Make Fire Cider!

Its Autumn: Time to Make Fire Cider!

Lovely recipe from the wonderful American herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. As I am half American I really enjoy learning about American herbalism and recipes from across the water. I’m looking forward to making some fire cider this weekend. This recipe is also...
Its Rosehip Time Again

Its Rosehip Time Again

Despite it being the end of summer, I have always loved berry season. I’ve recently discovered a new way to make rosehip syrup which keeps all the nutrients in which I’ve been trying out. Actually, this recipe for Raw Rosehip Syrup is very old. The idea is...
DIY: Bee Hive Lip Balm

DIY: Bee Hive Lip Balm

Back before Christmas I did two workshops with Seasons, a local mental health group run by the Council. I’ve been doing various bits of community gardening and nature related work with Seasons for a few years now, and have always really enjoyed their friendly...
DIY: Herbal Syrups

DIY: Herbal Syrups

What are syrups?  A syrup is very simply a sugary mixture, and if you add herbs to it, it is a herbal syrup! Sugar is a preservative ingredient so syrups can be a good way of preserving fresh herbs to take later on when they are no longer in season. When would I take...
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