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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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    Five uses for dried Chamomile flowers

    Posted on June 18, 2013 by in Aromatherapy

    Chamomile is a pretty daisy-like flower Chamomile is much-used in aromatherapy with properties similar to lavender. The flower is soothing to mind and body with an apple-like fragrance. Chamomile flowers growing in my garden We had a minor disaster a few months ago: flooding in our DaisyShop workshop. Of course we were insured, so it […]

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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 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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