Posts Tagged ‘rosemary’

Homemade ‘Herbes De Provence’ a la California, Fresh from your garden

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

‘Herbes de Provence’ a la California
This specialty ‘Herbes de Provence’ a la California mixture is especially versatile for a ‘California’ flavour to all your dishes, from soups to savory dishes. You can use it on fish, poultry and meats, with your vegetables, casseroles….virtually any dish you wish to spice up reminiscent of a little [...]

‘Herbes de Provence’ — Classic Spice-mix Recipes

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

‘Herbes de Provence’ is used in most French cooking to season chicken, meats, fish, soups and vegetables. It generally combines oregano, rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram and French Lavender. Several variations of this classic herb mixture have developed over the years, with two favourites listed here.
Both of these delightful recipe-combinations utilize your pesticide-free home-grown herbs beautifully…For [...]

Effective Massage Oil for Pet Arthritis

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to developing Arthritis, but it is just as painful and debilitating for any of our pets as it is for their masters. Therefore, exercise caution and care when administering to an arthritic pet and check with your veterinarian. As for any two or four-legged animal, we all love [...]

How to Make a Flavourful Herb Salt

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Because of the many herbs combined, this concentrated mélange of flavours gives your Herb Salt the versatility to use in a wide variety of very tasty ways. You may find that you really like it as a popcorn topping; adding an extra ‘kick’ to stand-by favorite dishes; or, it is also very effective as [...]

Herbal Pillows and Cushions as Medicinal Remedies

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

From ancient times onward, herbs have been used to ensure a good night’s sleep. An herbal garden was common among both the wealthy and their peasants. In North America, the art of making herbal pillows and sachets to induce a good nights sleep, soothe and calm ragged nerves, relieve a nagging headache or migraine, or [...]

Get rid of Moths without Mothballs

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

A strong-scented Moth Bag During the last several centuries, dried herbs were commonly hung in closets or laid in presses between sheets, clothes or furs to act as perfumes and moth repellents. Lavender is still popular today, especially in England. In France, Southernwood, which has an almost sickly sweet scent is the most popular and [...]

Sweet-smelling Herbal Moth Repellent Bags–2

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

The strong scents of southernwood, lavender, and rosemary are popular herbs that effectively keep moths at bay protecting your precious woolens. These herbal insect repellents are infinitely preferable to mothballs and just as efficient. Besides the two other Herbal Moth Bags recipes found in the betweenclosefriends.com blog, this is another effective herbal moth repellant bag [...]

Soothing, Moisturizing and Stress Relieving Bath Oil

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A long warm bath is an excellent way of relieving the stresses and strains of a busy day. This Lavender and Marjoram Bath Oil mixture has the added bonus of moisturizing the skin while it gently soothes away cares and troubles. The essential oils induce sleep. To enhance the effect, you could add a bath [...]

Effective Rosemary Hair Tonics for Greasy Hair

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Rosemary Hair Tonic provides an excellent substitute for mildly medicated shampoos. No chemicals or drugs in this all-natural recipe! This tonic also helps control greasy hair while enhancing the shine and your natural hair colour. (For more herbal tonics, recipes, preparations; herbal food recipes; mocktails; quick, simple, homemade gift giving ideas and so much more, [...]

Homemade Herbal Scented Rinses

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Homemade Herbal Scented Rinses—A scented rinse is made by simply adding lavender water, rosewater, elderflower water or orange-flower water to your final rinse when washing your hair. A strong infusion of herbs is both pleasantly scented and beneficial to your scalp and hair health. You can either use the scented rinses on their own, or [...]