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Citrus & Snapdragon flower Autumn Salad

What you will need: 1/2 cup Snapdragon flowers in varied colours – calyces removed (and checked for creatures inside!) ½ cup Pansy, Viola or Dianthus flowers – checked as above 1 Rosy Grapefruit, peeled and segmented, (or Naartjie or Orange) Salad leaves from the wall...

Herbs of the World: ORIGANUM & MARJORAM

Origanum vulgare  Origanum marjorana OrIganum and Marjoram are closely related but differ slightly in these ways:  OrIganum tends to be tougher and broader-leafed and generally have a sprawling, trailing habit. It is stronger in flavour and is a more robust plant. ...

World of Herbs: THYME (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme is a tough small shrub-like plant with woody stems and tiny leaves. There are very many varieties – some edible and some merely ornamental. They vary in height from some being erect -up to 30cm tall to low growing creeping Thymes. They make ideal pot plants and...

World of Herbs: BASIL (Ocimum basilicum)

BASIL – (Ocimum basilicum) Generally Basil is an annual herb – growing in Spring and Summer. Some varieties are perennial – but they tend to be tougher and have coarser leaves – great for stews but not for salads. There are so many varieties from tiny-leaved...

World of Herbs: Introduction

Why grow your own…? When you start to grow your own food you enter into a whole experience and a process. You become connected to your food in a whole new way and it gains new meaning. It becomes an opportunity to work with the earth, and with nature – in a...