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...
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...
DIY: Rosehip & Elderberry Winter Syrup

DIY: Rosehip & Elderberry Winter Syrup

Dark cold winters over the last few years have been vastly improved for me through the heartwarming activity of making delicious spiced winter berry syrups. I can’t emphasise just how easy these are to make, and while they absolutely do fall into the category of...
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