Minestrone Soup + Delicious Dairy Free Pesto

There is no doubt about it – today is a soup kind of day. What better cheer than a bowl of nourishing, hearty Minestrone soup. Such an adaptable whatever’s-in-your-garden-or-cupboard kind of meal. Top with a spoon of pesto and I’m in soup heaven. 1/4c olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 stalks sliced celery About 600g […]

My Favourite Coconut Bickky’s

These coconut biscuits are often in our tin – we love ’em! The perfect accompaniment to my end of day cuppa, curled up with a book. Bliss! From Anna and Roger Wilde’s “Real Fresh Food” cookbook. Ingredients 1c ground almonds OR grind 1/2c nuts + 1/2c sunflower seeds 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 60g melted […]

Kawakawa + Ginger Tea

Kawakawa has a special place in my heart – it was the first ‘real’ (ie not from a bag) herb tea I ever made many moons ago. Such a powerful healer – 72 medicinal uses according to Murdoch Reilly, “Maori Healing and Herbal” – and I was at the time healing up from wicked eczema. […]

How To Make Echinacea Tincture

Let me introduce Ali Sutherland – Medical Herbalist, and my lovely friend. Many of you will have met her here already at a workshop or on a weed walk. We harvested my Echinacea together recently, and today Ali’s teaching us how to turn it into a tincture and how to use it safely. This tincture […]