Diary - 05/05
Diary - May 2005
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In May we considered the basics of "Herbs for Beginners". Participants were shown how to make basic herb teas using fresh herbs and tasted lemon balm and several others. After a trip around the herb gardens, talking about the medicinal uses of plants such as motherwort, sage, goats rue, mint, vervain and skullcap, we shared a salad which had been made from dandelion leaves, lettuce, cucumber and a mystery ingredient – chickweed! The salad was dressed with a herb oil and vinegar dressing including mint, parsley, thyme and marjoram.

After lunch we talked about making herbal vinegars and tinctures and how they were used and everyone was able to smell and taste a selection of nettle, sage and rosemary vinegars and vervain, skullcap, lemon balm and St John’s wort tinctures.  

Recipe: How to make a herb tea

 

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