Category Archives: Herbs

Gathering Rose Hips from Brier Island for a wartime recipe for Rose Hip Syrup.

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We recently spent a couple of days camping with friends on Brier Island. Earlier in the year when we visited, the wild roses were in full bloom along the sand dunes. Now, in September, the rose hips were ripe for picking.
Read my latest blog post that includes a wartime recipe for Rosehip syrup which is great for coughs and sore throats. Also Rose hip tea for a healthy boost to the immune system. Continue reading

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Calendula & Plantain Salve

Don’t pull out all those weeds, leave some to help attract the beneficial insects that your vegetables need. Learn how to use some of them to make a healing calendula & plantain salve. Continue reading

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The drying days of summer.

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It’s a busy time of year for gardeners with a bounty of vegetables to be picked, but don’t forget the herbs! Dry some now for enjoying through the winter. Continue reading

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Taking the sting out of nettles!

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Stinging nettles may seem like an odd choice of plant to grow, but there’s more to it than it’s sting. Read the post to discover the health benefits for our bodies and our soil. Learn how to dry the leaves to make a nutritious tea. Continue reading

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5 easy recipes using garlic scapes.

Looking for some easy and great tasting recipes for using garlic scapes? Here are five of my favourites. Continue reading

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Sweet dreams are made from chamomile.

Chamomile is one of the easiest herbs to grow in your garden. It’s also incredibly simple to harvest and dry the flowers for a cup of calming chamomile tea. Continue reading

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5 Reasons to grow dandelions in your lawn.

Once you get to view the lowly dandelion as something other than a weed, you’ll be happy to have this tenacious perennial in your garden.

Here are 5 good reasons to let them grow in your lawn and gardens. Continue reading

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The Flower Moon of May

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The Flower Moon of May. This months newsletter from Blueberry Hills Farm. Continue reading

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It’s easy to grow Stevia in your own garden.

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I have tried store-bought Stevia powder in the past and found that it left a strange ‘after taste’ in the mouth, but knowing that homegrown herbs always taste far superior to store-bought, I thought home grown Stevia would be better. It is! Continue reading

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The stinking rose a.k.a. garlic.

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Anything not benefiting from the addition of chocolate will probably benefit from the addition of garlic. – Culinary proverb. Just when you thought the gardening year was over and it was safe to put your tools away for winter, it’s … Continue reading

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