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    Making chamomile tea

    Posted on August 29, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Recipes

    Relaxing chamomile tea I recently wrote an article with five uses for chamomile flowers after accidentally growing some in my veg patch. Suggestion number one in my list was chamomile tea. Drinking chamomile tea is soothing and relaxing, and sitting down with a cup of tea is a great way of winding down before bed. […]

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    Herbs de Provence roasted veg recipe

    Posted on August 1, 2012 by in Recipes

    Herbs de Provence is a French dried herbs mix Herbs de Provence comprises dried rosemary, basil, thyme, savory, marjoram. I imported some from France, but it might present a fun challenge to make it from scratch! It’s a savory dried herbs mix which is lovely on pizzas, chicken, grilled food and barbeques. Herbs de Provence […]

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    Making lavender hot chocolate

    Posted on April 20, 2012 by in Recipes

    Warm up and relax with lavender hot chocolate! I really wish this weather would make its mind up! Just when I think we’re having an early summer, it all turns dark and wintery again. So it’s not too late in the season for a warming hot chocolate, and why not add a little variety with […]

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    How to make lavender tea

    Posted on March 28, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft, Recipes

    Relax with a cup of lavender tea Lavender tea is both refreshing and relaxing. Don’t just save it for bedtime – enjoy it on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the garden! This willow pattern china reminds me of afternoon tea in the garden with my elderly granny and aunt. We used to visit them about […]

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    Making crystallised flowers

    Posted on March 21, 2012 by in How to dry flowers, Recipes

    Edible flowers – decorative too There are pansies, violas and violets flowering in my garden at this time of year, which are all edible, so I thought I’d have a go at crystallising some of them. How to make crystallised flowers I simply made sure the flowers were clean, then painted them with beaten egg […]

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    Simple Lavender Shortbread Recipe

    Posted on March 1, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Recipes

    A simple recipe for shortbread using culinary dried lavender Lavender in cooking is becoming increasingly popular. Shortbread is one of the staple recipes, and works so well because the fresh lavender flavour cuts through the butteriness of the biscuit.       Recipe – Makes 16 small rounds Ingredients 150g plain flour pinch of salt […]

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