Posts Tagged ‘thyme’

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 [...]

Folk Medicinal Spices–common cures and remedies

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Common and everyday spices are well known to have healing effects and have been used in this way by virtually all of mankind at one time or another, from ancient times to present day. (see the spice history chart in betweenclosefriends.com for more information)

As we come full circle and begin turning away from the fast-food [...]

How to Make your Very Own Tasty Chicken Nuggets

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Everyone enjoys these simple to prepare Chicken Nuggets. They don’t take very long to make—about the same time it takes to go to your nearest Fast Food Restaurant and purchase them–BUT these tasty gems are healthier, all natural and devoid of chemical preservatives. They are wonderful to serve as appetizers, or for a quick and [...]

How to make homemade French Boursin Cheese

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

This is a delightfully light and fresh tasting version of Boursin Cheese. It is a culinary delight, almost melting in your mouth, begging for more.
¼ of the basic Boursin Cheese
2 T chopped fresh thyme (part lemon thyme is preferable)
2 tsp chopped fresh chives

Mix the chopped fresh lemon thyme together [...]

All-Natural Herbal Insomnia Cure

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Soothing Herbs for a Restful Night’s Sleep
Hop pillows have long been known for their sleep-inducing properties, but more conventional modern herbal mixtures are just as effective and can also be used to give a general pleasing fragrance to a room. This mixture is a useful basic recipe, but any dried herbs of your choice can [...]

Spicy Herbal Mix to Get Rid of Insects without Insecticides–around the home, and from your clothes

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

A spicy sachet mixture: The sweet flag root has a pleasant long lasting violet scent, while the lavender and rose petals impart delicate undertones to this sachet mixture. The cinnamon, cloves and mace spices balance this mixture’s scent and are noted to deter crawling insects from entering your home. And therefore, the resulting mixture can [...]

Bath Oils and Vinegars

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Herbal oils and vinegars can usefully travel between your kitchen and your bathroom. In fact, you may even wish to keep a few of your favourite herbal vinegars in a ’spa basket’ in your bathroom especially for this purpose!
For a very easy and simple ‘in-a-hurry’ herbal bath, add about one tablespoonful of your favorite [...]

Refreshing Herbal Gels for Your Bath

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Floral Bath Gels—These are made with fresh or dried flowers such as lavender, thyme, and chamomile ground to a paste or powder. (To select the appropriate flower remedy for your needs, please check the herbal list in the “Herbal  Hair Care’ category of ‘betweenclosefriends.com More herbal recipes for soaps and other bath preparations are included [...]

Fragrant Floral Bath Gels

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Floral Bath Gels—These are made with fresh or dried flowers, (such as lavender, thyme, and chamomile–check out the list of herbs and their corresponding attributes, under the “Hair Care” Categories of this blog) ground to a paste or powder, then added to water. You can use more water to make more of a soft soap, [...]