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Herbs are a valuable addition to your daily diet - you can use them in a variety of ways.

They smell delicious, taste delicious and have many cosmetic and medicinal uses.


Chicken Tomato Basil

This great one pot recipe uses a gorgeous combination of chicken tomato basil and rice. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake in the oven. A perfect mid week meal.

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Greek Salad

A tasty greek salad made with fresh parsley, oregano and feta cheese. Simple to prepare, serve with crusty bread to mop up the tasty dressing.

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Window Herb Garden

Ideas for a window herb garden. Just a few pots indoors can lift your cooking. There can be problems finding the right spot - find out how to overcome them.

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Herb Guide News Holiday Issue

The holiday issue of Herb Guide News covers homemade stuffing, thyme cough syrup and homemade herbal gifts.

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Herbal Cough Syrup

This herbal cough syrup is quick to make and you can use either sugar or honey. It will keep for months in a dark cupboard or the refrigerator. It can be part of your home First Aid kit

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Herb Garden For Kitchen Window

A herb garden for your kitchen window. The books all say it's best to have your culinary herbs growing as close to your kitchen as you can - what's closer than your kitchen window?

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Mint Jelly Recipe

This mint jelly recipe is a lovely way of preserving mint for use out of season. It is superb with lamb and other plain grilled meats.Step by step with photos.

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Growing Garlic Indoors

Growing garlic indoors is really simple. Follow the step by step instructions or watch the video to have fresh garlic growing even if you live in an apartment

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Basic Herb Garden

A basic herb garden design for culinary herbs. The eight essential herbs essential for the kitchen with some medicinal and cosmetic uses.

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Sorrel Sauce

Sorrel sauce is very easy to make. It is the ideal sauce to serve with sole, plaice or in fact any fish. Made in a minute - so easy.

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Planting Basil

A step by step photo tutorial on planting basil. How to sow basil seeds. Basil will grow indoors all year and is an essential culinary herb.

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Growing Mint

Advice and tips on growing mint. It is very simple and once your mint is established, it's more a matter of containing it so it doesn't take over! Many kitchen, medicinal and cosmetic uses.

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Bay Leaf Tree

The bay leaf tree can grow to 40 feet (12m) high if you don't prune it. It is easy to keep in check though by pruning and is an essential for your herb garden.

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Minted New Potatoes

Minted new potatoes are so delicious and easy to cook in the microwave.They are the perfect side for a summer salad or lamb dish. Step by step with photos

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Baked Figs & Thyme Honey

Gorgeous baked figs with thyme and honey. Great dessert for a dinner party - follow the recipe or watch the short video showing you how to make

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Herbs to Go With Fish and Seafood

A full list of herbs to go with fish and seafood. Great recipes for the very best herby fish and seafood dishes.

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Uses of Thyme

There are so many uses of thyme. It has such powerful properties and can be used in cooking, remedies, cleaners and cosmetics.

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Herbs To Go With Pork

Herbs enhance most recipes. The best herbs to go with pork depend on how you are going to cook it.

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Herbs to go with Lamb

Lamb is the traditional roast for Easter. It is succulent and these 7 Herbs to go with Lamb will enhance the flavor without overpowering it

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Mint Sauce

Mint sauce is delicious with lamb. Step by step guide with photos on how to make it and tips for other uses

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Herb Guide Newsletter

Herb Guide News is a free monthly publication that is full of great info on growing and using herbs. From culinary through cosmetic to medicinal

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Garlic Herb

This issue of Herb Guide News covers garlic - herb gardens wouldn't be complete without some garlic.

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Herb Seasoned Stuffing

Herb seasoned stuffing. Short video showing the steps. It's really worth the effort to make your own stuffing - never buy a packet again.

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Freezing Parsley

Freezing parsley is a very quick and convenient method of preserving herbs - much more in tune with our 'do it now' philosophy than drying.

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Why Do Supermarket Herbs Die

Why do supermarket herbs die? They've been grown in perfect conditions and then they're moved out of those conditions - watch this short video which explains it all.

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Honey Lavender Ice Cream

A two ingredient no churn, no cook ice cream base flavoured with honey and lavender. So easy a child could make it.

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Freezing Basil

Freezing basil is really simple. How to freeze basil in a step by step photo tutorial with growing tips and recipes for using basil.

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Body Scrub Recipe

Step by step tutorial with photos for a body scrub recipe. This one uses lavender essential oils for fragrance - simple and quick to make.

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Freezing Cilantro

Freezing cilantro takes just minutes and means that you've got a supply to use as and when you need it. Good for sauces, soups and dips.

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Tomato Basil Chicken

Super easy all in the crockpot Tomato Basil Chicken - meat, sauce, potato and veg all cooked separately.

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Chamomile Tea for Hair

Easy step by step with photos to make chamomile tea for hair. It lightens your hair and leaves it with a super soft shine.

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Basil Herb Guide Ezine

Beautiful basil is the herb featured in this edition of The Herb Guide eZine. Fabulous recipes, growing tips and projects

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Herb Guide News Issue #7

Issue #7 of Herb Guide News is packed with articles and videos of all things herbal. Thyme is the herb of focus this issue.

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Cooking With Basil

Cooking with basil is so rewarding. It goes beautifully with tomatoes and smells divine. There are amazing health benefits of basil too.

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Tomato Relish

A tasty tomato relish flavored with thyme. Great with cheese or meats and very simple to make in small quantities

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Iced Mint Tea

Iced mint tea is very refreshing and can help your digestion. 2 methods here - one using water and the other lemonade - they are so good, you could serve them at a party!

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Garlic Prawn Recipe

This garlic prawn recipe (shrimp) is very simple and quick to cook. Ideal as an appetizer or lunch with crusty bread to mop up the garlicky sauce.

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Parsley Potato Recipe

A delicious parsley potato recipe that can be served with anything at all - meat, seafood, salad, buffet, breakfast - really versatile

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Creamy Seafood Pasta

A creamy seafood pasta recipe using tarragon, parsley, mussels, prawns and creme fraiche. Lovely herby sauce just right for mopping up with crusty bread.

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Homemade Body Scrub

Easy step by step tutorial for a homemade body scrub. This is super simple and you'll be able to make it in next to no time

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Roast Lamb with Rosemary Recipe

This quick roast lamb with rosemary recipe uses lamb chops and you roast all the veg in the same roasting dish. A quick meal for midweek.

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Rosemary Bread Recipe

This simple rosemary bread recipe gives instructions for making by hand, the traditional method as well as machine. This smells so wonderful as it's cooking you won't want to wait!

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Basil Pesto Recipe

Step by step tutorial with photos for a basil pesto recipe - mix into hot cooked pasta for a superbly tasty and easy meal in minutes.

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Sage Recipe

This sage recipe for pumpkin soup is a good halloween recipe using the flesh that has been dug out to make a lantern. A welcome change to pumpkin pie.

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Mint Coulis

Mint coulis can be used as a dressing for sweet or savory dishes. Good with lamb or ice cream? What could possibly fit the bill? Read this and find out!

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Thyme Recipe, Mussels with Leek and Bacon

This thyme recipe is steamed mussels with leeks and bacon. It's delicious served with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

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Ladybug Caprese Salad

This neat ladybug caprese salad is made of tomato mozzarella and basil. It looks so pretty and is so tasty, your guests won't be able to resist. Step by step photos or video

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Pork Tenderloin with Sage

This pork tenderloin with sage recipe is very quick and easy - just five ingredients and you've got a meal fit for a dinner party - sage combined with apple really makes this dish a classic.

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Parsley Sauce

Parsley sauce is excellent with plainly cooked fish, gammon (ham) steaks and other plainly cooked meats. You start with a basic white sauce recipe and add fresh, frozen or dried parsley.

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  1. Chicken Tomato Basil

    Nov 16, 17 01:33 PM

    This great one pot recipe uses a gorgeous combination of chicken tomato basil and rice. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake in the oven. A perfect mid week meal.

    Read More

  2. Greek Salad

    Nov 13, 17 03:33 PM

    A tasty greek salad made with fresh parsley, oregano and feta cheese. Simple to prepare, serve with crusty bread to mop up the tasty dressing.

    Read More

  3. Window Herb Garden

    Nov 12, 17 02:14 PM

    Ideas for a window herb garden. Just a few pots indoors can lift your cooking. There can be problems finding the right spot - find out how to overcome them.

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