What can I do?

  Another year has come and gone – and what a year it has been! We have witnessed how this pandemic has shaken the whole globe and how small actions of ours can have a dramatic effect and reverberation on everything around us. And despite all the negatives, I do feel...

Oh so lovely Roses.

The rose as symbol of love and beauty has influenced most cultures and is evident in rituals around the world. I dare say that the custom to bring roses to a loved one is globally accepted as a showcase of love. During Ancient times rose petals were used as confetti...

Elusive Aussie bush tucker

In Australia, we are surrounded by the “bush” and I’ve always felt something like national pride when I hear people taking about it. We either are in the “bush” that surrounds us all here Down Under, or have at least been to...

Sacred and magical Vervain

Vervain is a fairly unspectacular looking perennial with slender woody stems and spikes of small lilac flowers. A very modest look for a plant with such a high reputation in both European and Chinese herbal medicine. Since ancient times it was regarded as a sacred...

Sorrow-free with sweet Elderberry.

Elder is native to Europe where it is amongst the plants most commonly attached to folklore. Its branches contained a soft centre that was easily removed to create a variety of musical instruments, such as pipes and whistles. Perhaps it was for this reason that they...
Soothing Calendula

Soothing Calendula

If you’re looking for a colourful, fresh and cooling remedy for the summer heat then this might just be the thing for you. Calendula can bring a refreshing touch to your table and to your palate during this particularly hot summer. The bright orange colour and...