Rosemary Tip #3

After a long day of fun/hard physical body busyness, the body sometimes complain that you may have had too much fun working in the garden, paddling down the Duzi, climbing the mountain, running the Capital K, skateboarding, swimming, crafting or just too much shopping in the Mall. Do yourself a favour and buy a bottle … Continue reading Rosemary Tip #3


2nd Best Tip using Rosemary

Rosemary is known as the herbs of memory. So if exams, tests or interviews are looking, support your brain by having a cup of Rosemary tea. (Do not use for periods longer than 10 days at a time, as it can be toxic) Don't use Rosemary medicinally if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.ūüĆĪ

No 1 Tip using Rosemary

Do you know when you have a heardache starting? Or pressure in your sinus start building? Pick (or buy) a sprig (5 - 8 cm piece) of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis), rub it vigouriously between your hands and inhale the released essential oils deeply. You can also rub the sprig on your neck and head, which … Continue reading No 1 Tip using Rosemary

The must-have garden friend

¬†Even with the herb garden looking like a jungle, it is good to know that everything is healthy and flourishing. ¬†The best garden friend I have in my herb garden, is Yarrow. ¬†Yarrow brings its friends for a party everyday. ¬†Bees, spiders (even cute little pink ones), ladybirds, all come to play and feast on … Continue reading The must-have garden friend

Loving my work and making the right decisions

It takes guts to make the right decisions for yourself and your family. ¬†A couple of years ago, I had to make a choice between a "safe" job and my health. ¬†Let me tell you, it is not easy choosing your health if you have to give up medical aid, pension and a regular income. … Continue reading Loving my work and making the right decisions

A change is as good as a Holiday!

Two months ago, I undertook one of the greatest life changes that I could conjure up. ¬†To some people it may appear to be a midlife crisis, but to me it is all part of my own inner journey, and growing with the knowledge I gain on the path I walk.I decided to give myself … Continue reading A change is as good as a Holiday!

Unfinished tasks and half done jobs

This is a subject that has been a sore point for me this year. How many times do I start something new and never (or for a long time) have the chance to complete it? How many times a day do I look at all the tasks, from the cupboard that needs sorting out to … Continue reading Unfinished tasks and half done jobs

Suffering from Heartburn? Discover Alfalfa…

Many people have recently asked me what herb can they use to combat acid in their bodies. ¬†No matter what I looked at, it just did not sound or look appetizing. ¬†I know, medicine is not suppose to be appetizing, bay leaf tea? ¬†It just does not sound right. ¬†On Friday last week, I had … Continue reading Suffering from Heartburn? Discover Alfalfa…

Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

The artichoke has always been a mystery to me. ¬†I have seen pictures of it in magazines, but never have I held one in my hand and taken a closer look at it, neither have I ever made friends with it to the point where I want to taste it (or had the opportunity). ¬†Recently … Continue reading Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

Time running away

I suddenly woke up this morning and realised that I have not blogged in a while.¬† I also realised that it feels like time is running away.¬† But that is not quite true.¬† I have been busy.¬† Busy meeting awesome people, discovering new herbs, delightful & useful uses for old favourites, and trying to make … Continue reading Time running away