- October 1, 2020
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Herb of the Month: October

Welcome to October. With Autumn well and truly here our go to meals are changing to focus on warming comfort foods. Sarah comes to our aid with a roast recipe, adaptable to a vegetarian diet, to warm us as we shelter from the wind and rain. Happy reading, happy cooking!  Written by Sara Dixon Hyssop knows ...
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- September 12, 2020
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Taxonomy: Names and Nomenclature

Happy weekend yet again! Continuing on the subject of taxonomy, we're taking a magnifying glass to the taxonomic category of species, looking at its subcategories and how they are indicated within the scientific name of a plant. Possibly a bit of a tricker read this time, get comfy and get focused as more secrets are ...
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- September 2, 2020
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Herb of the Month: September

Hello September! Hello cooler weather! Hello my long squished and squashed, packed away jumper collection - welcome back! And, welcome back Sara who this month, inspires us to embrace the seasonal changes that are to come, by experimenting with the herb Lovage in our cooking. Read with care; sheer deliciousness described, may cause strong ...
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- August 30, 2020
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Taxonomy: Back to Basics

When you learn gardening and plant knowledge by watching, seeking advise and just getting stuck in, the long Latin names of plants can be quite daunting. This bank-holiday weekend, we're embracing the idea that it's never too late to learn and going on a whistle stop tour of need-to-knows of taxonomy. I hope you're ...
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- August 12, 2020
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A Simple Guide to Air-Drying Herbs

As we head into the latter part of the year, we start thinking about storing summer herbs for use throughout winter. Knowing how to dry herbs is useful all year round though as some herbs are in their medicinal or flavour prime at certain points during the year. Bringing together the advice and wisdom ...
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- August 8, 2020

A Rainbow Of Colour From The Garden

Happy weekend all! This weekend, Plants and Colour gives us a run down of  natural pigments and how they are extracted from plants, touching also on their different natures. Able to be foraged or grown in UK gardens, Flora provides us with an exciting inventory of plants (including herbs) ready to become our next ...
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- August 5, 2020
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Herb of the Month: August

In her monthly blog, Sara brings us cooking inspiration centred on a selected herb. This month we're treated to tips for cooking with not one but eight different herbs as we experiment with flavours from South America and South East Asia. You'll likely have to visit your local herb grower, nursery, or garden centre ...
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