Posted: 09/04/2013 at 12:21
I live off my garden mostly. Lots of veg and fruit keep me healthy as well as the exercise and fresh air. We have a Chinese Herbal garden at the Bristol Botanic Garden as well as a Western Herb Garden . There are myriads of uses for the herbs that many people use. My favourites are mint and Lemon balm tisane in the evening when you are overtired - too tired to sleep. Knocks me out. Lavender in my bath will do the same. i tie a bunch of the flowers to the tap and the water washes the goodness into my bath. Rosemary will do the opposite in the morning and wake me up. But running my hands through herbs growing in the garden will always perk me up. I could not be without herbs in my cooking, not just for flavour but for digestion. Rosemary in lamb, sage in pork and onion dishes. basil in pasta. parsley in soup, are all good for your stomach.