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A-Z of Herbs and Spices N is for Nettle

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Today’s herb is Nettle

Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a shrub that comes from northern Europe and Asia. Its scientific name is Urtica dioica.

It has been a staple in herbal medicine since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians […]

A-Z of Herbs – M is for Mace & Mint

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Today’s herb is Mint

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.

While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices

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Today’s herb is Lavender

Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash”. The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices K is for Kaffir Lime & Kefir

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From our resident Food Finder Krissy Billiczky

Today’s herb / plant is Kaffir Lime leaves

Kaffir or Makrut limes (Citrus hystrix) are different from regular limes in that they are very bitter with bumpy skin. In Thailand, the makrut […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices – J is for Jasmine &

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From our lovely Food Finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb is Jasmine  
Jasmine tea is a type of tea, scented with the aroma of blossoms from the jasmine plant.

It’s typically based on green tea, but sometimes black […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices H is for two herbs, Horseradish & Hibiscus

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Form our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s first herb is Horseradish

Horseradish is a white root vegetable known for its pungent taste and odour.

Horseradish is believed to have originated in Eastern Europe. It’s a cruciferous […]

A-Z of Herbs and Spices. G is for Gingko Biloba & Ginger

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From our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb is Gingko Biloba

Also known as the maidenhair tree, ginkgo is one of the oldest species of tree in the world. The trees can grow more than […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices – F is for Fennel & Fenugreek

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Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Biliczky
Today’s Herb is Fennel 
Foeniculum vulgare, commonly known as fennel, is a flavourful culinary herb and medicinal plant.

Fennel plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and […]

A-Z of Herbs & Spices or in this case Herbs & Tea

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Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb / plant is Echinacea
Echinacea is a plant whose roots and leaves have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.

Echinacea plants are also called “purple coneflower,” […]

Banana & Sweet Potato Bread

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As we all have a bit more time to get into the kitchen, try making this banana and sweet potato bread, perfect for breakfast or snack 

1 small sweet potato
3 bananas
Tsp baking soda
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 […]