Chives

Chives

Chives are an edible species of the Allium genus and its scientific name is Allium schoenoprasum. Chives are really easy to grow either in your garden or in a flower pot on the window sill.  They love moist soil, so don’t let them dry out and can be cut one inch above the ground when …

+ Read More

Thyme

Thyme

Thyme is a widely cultivated herb which is widely used for cooking. Due to its content of thymol it got a strong flavour. Best cultivated in a hot sunny location the perennial plant tolerates not only drought but can also take deep freezes. Being a native herb of the Mediterranean it has naturalised well in …

+ Read More

Parsley

Parsley

Parsley probably is the world’s most popular herb, has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years and was even used medicinally before that. It contains more vitamin C than most other vegetables and three times as much as oranges and also has many other health benefits.  Parsley is a good source of iron, manganese, calcium, …

+ Read More

Sage

Sage

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has not only a long tradition of culinary use, it was also used to preserve meat and was recommended to treat just about every know condition, from snakebite to mental illness. In medieval times sage was called ‘toute bonne’ in France, which means ‘all is well’. Modern research has shown that sage …

+ Read More

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is not only a beautiful flower, but also has good healing properties and is used as a culinary herb too. The petals of Marigold can for example be used in salads or to colour cheese or as a cheap substitute for saffron. A dye can also be made out of them. From …

+ Read More

Healthy Cabbage

Healthy Cabbage

Even though many people wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of cabbage, it is a healthy and powerful vegetable. And even though cabbage is relatively cheap and low in calories (25 kcal/100 g) it is rich in protective vitamins and just perfect for this time of the year. Cabbage not only boosts the immune …

+ Read More

Basil

Basil

Basil belongs to the same family (Lamiaceae) as mint and is also called the “king of herbs”. The about 60 varieties of this fragrant herb basically fall into the three main types: sweet, purple and bush. Basil can be used in Mediterranean cooking combined with rosemary and thyme or with pine nuts and parmesan in …

+ Read More

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

Here is the recipe of a very tasty and healthy carrot soup that is easy to make.   Carrot soup – 4 servings 2 carrots 2 onions 2 tbsps of oil 1 tbsp curry 9 oz red lentils 2 bay leaves 1.5 litres of vegetable stock salt, pepper Grate the carrots Peel and chop onions …

+ Read More

Rosemary

Rosemary

Even though Rosemary is a native of the Mediterranean, it is also well suited to the British and European climate and commonly used in British and European cooking. As being very versatile, rosemary works well when used with tomatoes or garlic and also with other herbs like sage, thyme or oregano. You can use rosemary …

+ Read More

Mint

Mint

Scientifically known as Mentha, Mint is not only very tasty and versatile but also has several health benefits. It can not only cure an upset stomach, ease your headache or respiratory orders like congestion of nose, throat or lungs, but can also be used for insect bites or as a flea repellent for your pet. …

+ Read More

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.