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Herb Oregano

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 11/10/2018

Origanum vulgare A very hardy herb that will do well almost anywhere. Oregano is an essential Mediterranean herb and is used in a variety of dishes, most complimentary to cheese, egg, pizza and pasta dishes. Perfect for your bolognaise, other tomato based sauces and most meat dishes. Companion plants: Strawberries, peppers, beans, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. Approx. 50 seeds

Recipe: Herb Vinegar

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 1 garlic clove, peeled, optional • 300 – 320 grams fresh oregano, basil or tarragon sprigs • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar Directions • If desired, cut garlic in half and skewer with a toothpick. • Place in a glass jar or bottle. • Add your herb of choice (oregano, basil or tarragon). Set aside. • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer (do not boil). • Carefully pour into containers. Let cool to room temperature. • Remove garlic after 24 hours. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to…

It is the season!

Relevance: 42%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

Relevance: 41%      Posted on: 21/02/2019

Ingredients • 1/2 head cauliflower (between 0.5 – 1 kg.), trimmed and cut into 5cm. florets (about 4 cups florets) • 4 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • About 1 tsp. smoked paprika • 2 teaspoons salt, divided • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled • About 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 3 1/2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini Method • Preheat oven to 450°. Put cauliflower florets in a large bowl and add 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt, the cumin, chilli flakes, and garlic. Toss…

Recipe: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Jack-be-Little Pumpkins)

Relevance: 19%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 2 Cups Heavy Cream • ¼ Cup Sugar (additional sugar will be needed for caramelizing) • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar • 8 Large Egg Yolks • 1 Cup Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Method: • Preheat oven to 180 deg. (Celsius) • Cut tops off each pumpkin and save for presentation. • Scrape out the seeds and fibres from pumpkins. • Place pumpkins on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and let cool. • In saucepan, combine cream and sugars, stir…

Herb Lovage (The Maggi Herb)

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Levisticum officinale Ever wanted to get away from those flavouring and chemically infused stock cubes and powders? Lovage is well known for imparting a beautiful rich flavour to stews and soups. Once you have experienced the benefits of this astounding herb you will never go back to a standard stock cube. Companion plants: Most plants, but particularly peppers and all beans and peas. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Angelica

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 20/11/2017

Angelica archangelica Angelica is known as having a beneficial action on digestion and is approved by the German Commission for the treatment of flatulence and mild gastrointestinal spasms. Self sows very easily. Angelica in your garden will attract insects like honeybees and beneficial wasps, lacewings and ladybugs. Companion plant: Nettle Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Horehound

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Marrubium vulgare Horehound is a member of the mint family that is used to make tea and candy that is used for colds and flu, and has recently been used as a flavouring in liqueurs as well. The tiny hairs on the oval leaves give them a woolly appearance, that have a musky aroma that loses some of the aroma when dried. Companion plants: Cabbage and tomato. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Lemongrass

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Cymbopogon citratus Lemongrass is a tall, tropical and perennial grass. It has long, sharp-edged leaves. The leaves and stalks have a distinct, clean lemon-like smell because they contain the same essential oil present in lemon peel. Lemongrass is widely used - as a culinary and medicinal herb. Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and preservative. It grows in dense clumps in tropical or subtropical climates. Lemongrass is frost-sensitive and cannot tolerate cold. Bring it indoors if you live in a colder climate. Lemongrass can be cultivated by propagation or from seed. Propagation is easy. Simply divide the root clump…

Herb Mugwort

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort was used back in the day to flavour beer before breweries used hops. Mugwort has frilly lobed leaves, that are green on the top and what looks to be silver on the underside due to the fine hairs it has on it. The leaves are often mistaken for Chrysanthemum leaves, but when their yellow flowers develop, they are clearly distinguished. Mugwort smells similar to its cousin Wormwood when fresh. In modern herbalism it is used to stimulate and ease menstruation, assist digestion and functionalities of the liver, expel parasites and calm the nervous system. We are not…