Monthly Archives: March 2015

NETTLES

BE ADVENTUROUS WITH NETTLES! NETTLE SOUP 1. Pick, wash and drain nettle tops. 2. Sweat an onion or two, or any leeks that need eating before they bolt. 3. Add the nettle tops and water, a generous amount of stock … Continue reading

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SPRING GREENS

SPRING GREENS  FOOD FOR FREE! MEDICINAL AND NUTRIENT RICH LEAVES Cleavers, Chickweed, Chives, Corn salad, Dandelion, Garlic Mustard, Hawthorn, Hairy Bittercress, Hop shoots, Ladies Smock, Nettle tops, Sorrel, Salad Burnet, Wintercress.   GREEN SPINACH-TYPE MIXTURES   1. Gather a colander … Continue reading

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GARLIC MUSTARD

 GARLIC MUSTARD OR JACK BY THE HEDGE     This plant gives a good garlic flavouring for sauces. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads or placed directly in cheese sandwiches but it is very hot. They can also … Continue reading

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SPRING TONICS

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GET INVENTIVE WITH SPRING TONICS Dandelion, Chickweed, Cleavers and Nettles. The cleansing properties of these plants have already been described  (Archive March 2014 / May 2014) and how to make herb teas with them. Here are some ideas to get … Continue reading

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INSOMNIA

INSOMNIA If you’re having trouble sleeping there are wonderful herbs at hand to help. It’s a great treatment option when over-the-counter products such as ‘Kalms’ aren’t enough or when prescribed medication is too much. Herbs from the Herbalist are tailored … Continue reading

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