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HANE Tincture 101 June 2024

Just imagine row after row of amber and cobalt blue bottles lining the shelves of your herbal dispensary, each neatly labeled and filled with various shades of yellow, green, and brown herbal tinctures that you’ve crafted for a specific purpose. In the online, self-paced Tincture Making 101 Mini Course, we explore the craft of tincture making from the ground up, giving you a solid foundation that will prepare you to make, use, and formulate tinctures confidently! 

This is the perfect time for the tincture course - plants are growing abundantly and you ought to take advantage of that, to harvest and prepare your herbal preparations ready for the winter. 

wild herbs growing in the sunshine

Herb Guide TV regularly publishes videos on herbal topics, taking the mystery out of using herbs for you.

From simple herbal remedies, through cosmetics, gardening and cooking tips.

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Herbalist Courses for all levels

You can try a sample lesson to help you decide if the Herbal Academy of New England is the right choice for you - click the link below.

Preview Lesson from the Introductory Herbal Course

step by step photos to make a homemade simmering potpourri

Make a simmering potpourri using your crockpot or slow cooker. It beats having to watch the stove top pot to make sure it doesn't boil dry.

There are some great mixtures to try - Christmas, Holiday, Fall and other ideas. 

growing garlic indoors

Growing garlic indoors is super simple - all you'll need is a pot of soil, a windowsill and some garlic - oh, and patience... but you'd need that if you were growing indoors or out!

Watch this short video to see how easy it would be to have your own fresh garlic growing indoors.

hot smoked salmon step by step photos

I love hot smoked salmon and when I saw how easy it was, I just had to get a smoker and give it a go myself.

Click on the link to find out how easy it is - the main thing is waiting for the curing and drying process. If you start in the morning, you can do the next short step before you go to bed and be ready to smoke the next day. 

baked figs with honey and thyme

Absolutely super simple recipe for a fabulous dessert. Baked Figs

Got well with the ice cream recipe which is below here.

honey lavender ice cream ingredients, condensed milk, cream, honey and dried lavender

This is a two ingredient base ice cream which is also no churn - you don't need a machine. 

You can flavour it with any combination you like - mint choc chip, crushed oreos, whatever you fancy. I've added vanilla and lavender infused honey in this version.

Honey Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

herbs, oil and sea salt to make homemade body scrub

How to make a homemade body scrub - so simple and quick to do. 

Do you need to refrigerate body scrub? How long will it last? 

For the answers to this and other questions, watch the short video or read the step by step tutorial with photos. 

parmesan, basil leaves, garlic and oil to make homemade basil pesto

How to Make Basil Pesto. You can use fresh or frozen basil, but not dried.

To watch the video and read the recipe, click Basil Pesto Video.

This super effective organic bug repellant is really easy to make. 

It's perfect for your herbs, vegetables and fruit trees as well as your ornamental plants.

You might even have the two main ingredients growing in your garden - that would make it nearly free ;-) Free is good.

The recipe and transcript is here.

It's 'thyme' to make a herbal acne remedy! 

This is so simple and really effective. You'll need thyme and witch hazel - and time ;-) 

The thing with acne (whether teenage acne, adult acne, back acne, chest acne, face acne) is that it can respond to one treatment for a while and then flare up again. A series of different acne remedies can help you get on top of it.

Thyme and Citrus Countertop Cleaner

Vinegar has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Thyme is anti-viral and anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial. Put the two together - well, you've got a great disinfectant, but it doesn't smell too good!

Add some citrus peels, wait a couple of weeks and you'll have a product that will help keep your house 'green' clean and smell gorgeous!

Watch the video and learn how to make a Thyme, Citrus and Vinegar Cleaner

Drying Mint in the Oven

This technique of preserving herbs is very useful to master. You can dry small quantities at a time - say, if you've only just got a harvest or if you've got some left from buying a bunch at the supermarket. I use it to keep my Aerogarden and other indoor herbs at a reasonable size. 

If you want to be super-economical, then co-ordinate your drying herbs session with a time you've just finished cooking and use the residual heat.

Drying Basil in the Dehydrator

Basil can grow like a weed once it starts. You can freeze it very easily. If you've got a dehydrator, then give that a go as well. Dried basil works well in pasta sauces and you know if you've grown it yourself, then it's pesticide free.

#Herb Guide Tv - Simple remedy for a stuffy nose

Try this simple home made remedy for blocked sinuses rather than pushing chemicals up your nose.

Easy to find ingredients.

Crustless Quiche - Smoked Salmon, Cheese, Herb

Superb Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Broccoli and Herb Crustless Quiche.

Really simple to make and Weight Watcher friendly - lo-carb, gluten free.

This was an exceptionally good quiche - I made it and ate it :-) 

rosemary and castor oil to make hair oil

Learn how to make Rosemary Oil for Hair. Castor oil is reputed to have properties which encourage hair growth - it's worked on me, as I'll tell you in the video. I stopped using it pretty quickly!

Click on the photo to watch the video.

tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and basil to make ladybug salad bites

This fabulous Ladybug Caprese Salad bites - wonderful to tempt the kids or make a centrepiece for a buffet. Simple to make, just follow the steps.

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