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Holiday Season companion on the rocks

Posted by Maree van Dongen on

Holiday Season companion on the rocks

Summer temperatures have been creeping up in the lead up to the heated Christmas season. As we are bracing for the scorching heat waves the time has come to get out the boardshorts, bikinis, sunhats, sunscreens, eskies, ice and the cold drinks. The holiday season also brings along endless opportunities for temptations and indulgence. This summer, I think I have the perfect companion for you which could help you get through both the hot summer days as well as the heavy food.   My favourite technique is to spoil myself with iced tea. This helps to keep me cool while...

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Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

Posted by Maree van Dongen on

Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

If you were to encounter a Dandelion plant in your garden whilst weeding, you wouldn’t think twice before pulling it out. However, the plant has been used for its beneficial properties throughout the world for over 1000 years. Today, Dandelion grows wild in most parts of the world, as well as being cultivated for fresh or dry use.The name Dandelion derives from Latin “deons leonis” literally meaning lion’s teeth. This refers to the appearance of their yellow flowers. Both the leaves and the root of the plant are used for their remedial properties. Some recipes even exist for Dandelion “honey”...

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HOW TO: MAKE HERB-INFUSED OILS, CREAMS AND OINTMENTS FOR HEALING

Posted by Brett Riley on

How to make herb-infused oils Firstly, extracting essential oils from herbs is a difficult process and generally beyond the scope or resources of the domestic god or goddess. Making of essential oils is an industrial process and is best left to the experts who have the resources. However, making herb infused oils is a much easier process. Once you’ve made your oil it can be used as a lotion to massage into skin to relieve dryness or to ease tired muscles and so forth. It also happens to be the first step towards making a cream, which we will also...

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Herbs and Herbal Tea Infusions for Cold and Flu

Posted by Brett Riley on

The Cold and Flu season is almost upon us and now is the time to start thinking more seriously about how we are going to make it through the season without being afflicted by some nasty pandemic seeking out new hosts to take over. Later in this blog we've created a list of some of the beneficial herbs and teas for dealing with prevention and symptoms. Currently, it seems the most common approaches to dealing with colds and flues is to take the vaccination route, which seems to be shrouded in controversy of late with suggestions that vaccinations cause more problems...

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Fireside Certified Organic Tea - Warming & Comforting

Posted by Brett Riley on

Fireside Certified Organic Tea - Warming & Comforting

Our Fireside Tea is a new offering from our local certified organic wholesaler. Their organic herbs and herbal teas are of superior quality. Upon completing our own taste tests resulted in a warming, relaxing and comforting wholly organic tea infusion. This tea blend is a perfect balance of complimentary herbs and spices, accented with citrus fruit pieces for a full bodied aromatic and flavoursome tea blend. The hibiscus provides a deep red colour and slightly tart flavour but does not overpower the other ingredients, the cloves, cinnamon and safflower give a subtle spicy and warming undertone to the blend, the...

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