Hawthorn and Rosehip Sauce

Chop up fresh hawthorn berries or whiz dried berries in a coffee grinder used only for herbs and spices. A good solid mortar and pestle may also work well, as the berries are rather hard. Add an equal proportion (more or less is OK too) of dried rosehips. Simmer this mixture in water, add a bit … Continue reading Hawthorn and Rosehip Sauce

Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made … Continue reading Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.