Monday, October 29, 2012

way to use up your harvested herbs and Herbal gifts

how to preserve the herbs that were grown during the season. One way is to create herbal vinegars for cooking ,beauty treatments and for medicinal uses. Some herbs that can be used are fresh bee balm,or pineapple sage(which creates a beautiful pink vinegar)
burdock roots Catnip's leaves and stalks ,Chicory leaves and roots Chives and chive blossoms,Dandelion flower , leaves, roots Dill weed and seeds, Fennel herb and seeds
Garlic cloves, Ginger, Lavender buds and leaves,
Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint leaves, Rosemary leaves, Spearmint leaves, Savory, Tarragon Thyme leaves

Herbal vingear

Put your fresh herbs in a clean quart jar , stuff the jar full!
Pour in 16 ozs of apple cider vinegar or until jar is full.
apply lid, (a metal lid will rust) use a cloth lid or plastic. Label the vinegar with date and ingredients and then let sit for 4-6 weeks in a pantry or cupboard.

Herbal Dressing

Follow the basic instructions using
a handful of chives
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of pineapple sage with pink flowers
several sprigs of rosemary

This can be used on salads and is great on a baked potato,cooked greens and other steam vegetables!

Blood builder vinegar
Follow basic instructions using
fresh or dried burdock rt
fresh or dried dandelion rt
fresh of dried yellowdock rt
Lemongrass fresh or dried
rose hips cut

Take 1-2 teaspoons a day depending upon how puny you are

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