Lemon and Ginger Tea

This is by Twinings and I am going to try first without adding the extra honey.

I am loving the clear glass because you can really see the infusion taking place, plus you can see the contents of the bag.

I don’t fill to the top, but I don’t know how much water I am using.



Smorgasbord The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – Aromatherapy – Chamomile Essential Oil

Well worth a read.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Twenty years ago I ran a health food shop and diet advisory centre here in Ireland and we sold essential oils for aromatherapy. I thought that I should learn more about it and took a course on the subject. It is not something that I have covered here on the blog, and I am looking forward to refreshing my memory from my course notes. and introducing you to this relaxing therapy at the same time.

What is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses essential oils which have been extracted from specific sweet smelling plants for therapeutic massage. They are blended with specialised carrier oils to ensure that they are used in a diluted form and are easily absorbed by the skin. The oils can also be used to add these therapeutic aromas to our environment as well with the use of burners.

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Chamomile Tea

Found a clear glass to use. I wasnt sure if I would be keen, but this way I can view what colours of tea I have. Plus photographs well.

Comparing this teabag taste with the natural flowers (already posted about) and the dried loose chamomile I bought locally.

First impression, this smells lovely.

Will let you know with the taste. I am sure this has more users than just tea.


Growing horse health…

Worth reading.


by Linda Chamberlain

It’s almost as addictive as horse riding – growing medicinal and health-giving plants for yourself, your family…and your horse.

I’ve always gardened but flowers were my strong point and the veg were mostly sad failures which were gobbled up by the slugs. This year has been different. I have been motivated because…well, I don’t know why. Perhaps I had spare time on my hands, or a need for healthier food or I was driven by the various worries that my horses have given me.

My aims were modest at the beginning. I grew some herbs last year in an overgrown patch of my garden that was dominated by pink geraniums and mint. I dug, I battled and I reduced them until there was room for rosemary, sage, variegated mint, marjoram and parsley. They survived with very little effort on my part and my confidence increased.

Then last…

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