Roasted dandelion, chicory and cacoa nib coffee

Today was one of those delicious rainy autumn days, where you feel perfectly content to curl up with a good book and a cup of something hot.  I’ve been experimenting lately with some roasted dandelion coffee blends, and today I think I found a winner. The brew is slightly chocolaty, complex, dark and almost nutty […]


Doesn’t is seem like just yesterday that I posted about elderflowers and the magic of the elder plant? I am convinced that at some point I must have entered a time warp because I can hardly remember the passing of July, let alone August – and yet, here the elderberries are already! And along with […]

Six essential herbs for your first aid kit

When I first began my studies of medicinal plants many years ago, my greatest teacher became the humble little kit of herbs I carried with me. As one teacher told me, the best way to become an herbalist is to start being one. By always having some first aid remedies on hand, I came across […]