Monthly Archives: October 2017

HILLFORT HERB WALK CARTOON!

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HORSECHESNUT SEED OINTMENT

WHAT TO MAKE NOW? HORSECHESNUT OINTMENT This recipe continues on from the Horsechesnut infused oil. The next stage is to simply add some Beeswax to the infused oil. Add 50g of beeswax to 500ml of the measured oil. If it’s … Continue reading

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HORSECHESNUT SEED INFUSED OIL

WHAT TO MAKE NOW? HORSE CHESNUT INFUSED OIL Approx 1kg conkers 500ml unrefined organic olive oil Break up the conkers using a rolling pin and tea towel and place in a glass pyrex bowl. Cover with the olive oil. Place … Continue reading

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HORSECHESNUT SEEDS

WHAT’S OUT NOW? CONKERS!! Horsechesnut seed  (Aesculus hippocastinum) There’s more to these beautiful seeds than conker fights! They contain Saponins collectively called ‘Aescin’ and Flavonoids. Therapeutically they have an unusual ability to tone and strengthen the capillaries (small blood vessels) … Continue reading

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HAWTHORN BERRY VINEGAR, OXYMEL & ELIXIR

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HAWTHORN BERRY

WHAT’S OUT NOW? HAWTHORN BERRIES (Crataegus monogyna) These beautiful red berries set the countryside ablaze with colour at this abundant time of the year. They are also known as pixie pears, cuckoo’s beads and chucky cheese! They contain Oligomeric procyanidins … Continue reading

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HAWTHORN BERRY FRUIT LEATHERS

WHAT TO MAKE NOW? HAWTHORN BERRY FRUIT LEATHERS 1kg Hawthorn berries Juice of 1 lemon 150g runny honey Pick the ripe hawthorn berries, corseley chop or put in a food processor. They smell glorious! (just like sweet apples). Then place … Continue reading

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ELDERBERRY VINEGAR

ELDERBERRY VINEGAR (QUICK METHOD OR WARM INFUSION) This delicious vinegar keeps for years and besides being used as a medicine for coughs, colds & flu, it can be used to brighten up a salad dressing, to add sourness to your … Continue reading

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ELDERBERRY OXYMEL

ELDERBERRY OXYMEL (you can use rose hips or hawthorns or even rowan berries although these can be bitter so best to combine with other things.) Half fill a kilner jar with elderberries Cover with organic apple cider vinegar until the … Continue reading

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ELDERBERRY ELIXIR

ELDERBERRY ELIXIR (you can also use Hawthorn berries or Rose hips) It is worth making lots of this excellent immune system booster and having plenty to give away to family and friends. Half fill a kilner jar with Elderberries, add … Continue reading

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