Eleven Old-Fashioned Potpourri Mixes You Can Make {Lavender Potpouriis}

Cottage Garden Potpourri 1 cup dried lavender flowers 2 cups dried pink rose petals {preferably from extremely fragrant old Damask, Alba, Centifolia and Moss roses like 'Gloire de Guilan', 'Ispahan','Marie Louise', 'Petite Lisette', 'Quatre Saisons', 'The Rose of Kazanlik', 'Felicite Parmentier', 'Belle Amour', 'Fantin Latour', 'Old Cabbage Rose', 'Mme Louis Leveque' and 'Gloire des Mousseaux'} … Continue reading Eleven Old-Fashioned Potpourri Mixes You Can Make {Lavender Potpouriis}

Making Potpourris for Yule Celebrations {DIY Recipes Included}

Potpourris {‘fermented in a pot’.} The term potpourri (pot-pour-ri) is basically a French expression. When literally translated into English, it denoted ‘fermented in a pot’. And this is what actually makes a damp potpourri - a moist, aromatic, herb-like substance that is fermented, normally with salt and in a pot. The dry potpourri, a companion … Continue reading Making Potpourris for Yule Celebrations {DIY Recipes Included}

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

Recipe Ideas for Edible Holiday Gifts

Jeannie Dunn, director of Red Moon Herbs and Jennifer Flynn, Blue Ridge Naturally Coordinator enjoyed teaching Making Edible Holiday Gifts to benefit NC Natural Products Association at Fifth Season Gardening Co. in Asheville. The students got hands-on with herbal sumac vinegar, bliss balls, edible body butter, a unique tea blend, herbal salts and a quick elixir. Students sipped on nourishing … Continue reading Recipe Ideas for Edible Holiday Gifts