The Herbal Yearbook Author:Gillian Haslam The Herbal Yearbook is packed with exciting, new ideas for using herbs in hundreds of different ways, from cookery and crafts, to making your own beauty products. Over 60 herbs are described in detail, from the everyday parsley and mint, to the more exotic salad burnet and soapwort. As well as gardening and growing advice, there is information o... more »n their culinary and medicinal uses.
There are over 70 mouthwatering recipes, from quick soups and sauces to delicious dinner party dishes. There are serving suggestions and ideas for using herbs to decorate the table, including table centres and ice bowls. Also included are instructions for making herb vinegars and oils, herbal teas and country drinks, and for drying and storing herbs.
If you enjoy sewing and handicrafts, there are masses of ideas for things to make with fresh or dried herbs, either for your own home or as presents for family and friends. The crafts range from a miniature needlepoint cushion scented with dried herbs, to small sachets to hang in the wardrobe, from pressed herb greeting cards to herbal wreaths.
For those who wish to return to using natural beauty products, there are recipes for cleansers, face masks, bath oils and nail strengtheners, all benefiting from the naturally cleansing and healing properties of herbs.
The Herbal yearbook is packed with ideas and information and is the perfect book for anyone wishing to explore the world of herbs.« less