Herbal Remedies



Oregano is easy to grow.

The plants grow best in full sun, and a well-drained soil and withstands droughts.

Water at least once a week during dry weather.

Pinch back the growing tips of the plant, to promote bushier growth. Pick flower buds as soon as they appear. The leaves turn bitter after the flowers bloom.

I use fresh oregano mainly in my bolognaise sauce.

It is my favourite herb and our garden is full of it.

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White Vinegar Tip

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle.  Spray on windows and and dry with a soft cloth.    Also great for cleaning the inside of the fridge

I use wooden chopping boards so use full strength white vinegar to disinfect them.

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Lemon Balm




Lemon Balm is a herbaceous perennial.

It is a member of the mint family and has a delicate lemon scent.

The fresh or dried leaves can be made into a calming tea that is used to treat stress and indigestion.

Pick fresh leaves and cut up to release oils and place in a cup.
Pour boiling water over and let steep for about 5 minutes.
You can add honey or lemon juice if you like.

Or you can make the drink with double the amount of lemon balm
and pour it over ice cubes and have a lovely refreshing drink.

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