Category Archives: Herbs

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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Compost Tea from Comfrey

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Comfrey;  a super food for plants.   A perennial herb that I like to have in my garden is comfrey, which has long been recognized, by both organic gardeners and herbalists, for its great usefulness and versatility. Herbalists have been cultivating … Continue reading

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Dandelion Marmalade

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When you start trying to grow all your own food you quickly come to appreciate why it is so important for us all to eat foods seasonally. We’ve all read the reasons why we should only eat rhubarb in the … Continue reading

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Sweet Cicely and Rhubarb

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One of the earliest pickings from the garden is rhubarb. Technically a vegetable but more often used as a fruit, it’s tart, tangy taste is an aperitif for sweeter fruits to follow, once the days grow warmer. The astringent flavour … Continue reading

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Calendula and Comfrey Hand Cream

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I love Calendulas. They flower all summer long, self seeding into every corner of my flower and vegetable beds, with wonderful shades of yellow and orange that last well into early winter. Even after two hard, killing frosts last weekend … Continue reading

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Jelly and Seaweed!

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We recently purchased a Casita caravan with a view to trying to get a few days away from the farm. Well, a couple of weeks ago it so happened that our son would be at home to look after the … Continue reading

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The sap is flowing – it must be spring!

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Coming from England, we had rarely tasted maple syrup & knew nothing of how it was harvested, so we were keen to learn more about this Canadian delicacy. Every year since arriving in Bear River we have tapped the lofty … Continue reading

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