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HERBS & SPICES, Culinary, Medical, Other


HERBS & SPICES, Culinary, Medical, Other

This Group is intended for those BLF Members, Experienced and Beginner Gardeners, who have an interest in growing Herbs & Spices. Be it for Culinary, Medical or Other Uses.

You may have a special way you grow your Herbs that you would like to share or a Recipe for a Lotion or Crème that you have made for your aches and pains. You may grow some of the many trees that are grown for their seeds, flowers, bark or leaves and would like to share your experiences in growing these. Or you may be new to this form of gardening and have many questions to ask. 

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Latest Activity: Feb 23

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10 Herbs you may not be using yet

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Christa Mar 17, 2020. 8 Replies

This is an interesting article written by Alys Fowler for The Guardian, USA. I have taken out the references to overseas suppliers of plants and seeds. Please bear in mind that this is an article…Continue

Tags: Houttuynia, cordata, Sweet, bergamot, Par-cel

Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes and a Recipe for Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Fetta

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Jan 19, 2020. 3 Replies

It is now a great time to plant most Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes. As these are the mainstay of a lot of our recipes, used in many of our Culinary Treats, Preserves, Sauses, Salads, Curries,…Continue

Tags: Cream, Cheese, Fetta, Preserved, Capsicums

Seasons in which to plant our Herbs and more

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Christa Mar 26, 2019. 3 Replies

Whether you grow your herbs in Pots or In the Ground, I hope you find this little list helpful to you. I grow most of my Herbs in a Semi Shaded position in Summer as I have found our Sun is very hard…Continue

Tags: Autumn, Spring, Hints, Winter, Summer

Spice is nice: cinnamon and turmeric with cocoa and oats.

Started by Dave Riley. Last reply by Dave Riley Apr 10, 2017. 12 Replies

I'm no chocolate aficionado, but this time of year, late at night, I loves me cocoa.I use 100% cocoa which has a gorgeous warm red mahogany color and I blend that with some of the turmeric paste I…Continue

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 26, 2016 at 19:03

The Lavender Oil Recipe I have added is a very easy one, there are others I make if giving presents where I heat the oil.

Lissa, do you want to make dry Spice blends or wet.

Comment by Jacqui on April 26, 2016 at 18:49

Dianne I love Lavender oil and I have a couple of plants growing so am very interested in your recipe. I only have a few herbs growing and mostly these are just the standards, rosemary, sage etc, I would like to grow more and learn how to use them rather than having to buy them.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 26, 2016 at 18:22

I grow a few Lavenders  and like to make infused oil - Lavender Oil. I will put the Recipe for this into the Discussion Forum -  Infused Oils

Comment by Lissa on April 26, 2016 at 17:48

I love herbs and spices in my cooking. But I have little experience in preparing my own. Bought some garlic and herb mix yesterday and dreadfully disappointed in the lack of flavour.


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