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Herbal Recipes


 

Here you will find various recipes for various applications of the most common of herbs, that you could find just about anywhere.

Recipes are divided up into a few sections, according to the application you wish to apply them to.

Culinary Delights:

Fines Herbs (Fresh Herb Mix): 3 tablespoons Parsley, 2 tablespoons Chives, 2 tablespoons Chervil, 2 teaspoons Tarragon.

Combine, Chop and Use Immediately. Great for stews, casseroles, and sauces.

French-Louisianna Spice (Dry Herb Mix): 1 tablespoon Allspice, 1 teaspoon Thyme, 1 teaspoon Bay, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon Cloves.

Mix altogether, then grind finely with mortar and pestle and store in air tight jar. Great for seasoning chicken and other white meats, and excellent for sprinkling on hot potato chips.

Shadows' Special Oil: Olive oil, Garlic, Chilli, Bay, Black Peppercorns, let it stand for 3 days before use.

Gently heat through all ingredients, careful not to fry. Just gently warm oil for approximately 1-3 minutes to infuse herbs. Cool and store in air-tight bottle.

Alternatively- put all ingredients in air tight bottle and leave to potentise for 1-2 weeks before using.

Great for cooking with, and perfect for salads.

Medicinal Infusions:

Relaxing Infusion: 50g Lemon Balm Leaves, 50g Chamomile Flowers, 50g dried Linden Flowers. Water.

Mix the herbs and store in a dark jar. Place 1-2 teaspoons of the mix into a small teapot and add a cup of freshly boiled water and then infuse for 5-10 minutes. Strain (and sweeten with honey-optional), and drink.

Uplifting Infusion: 25g dried Chamomile Flowers, 50g dried Peppermint Leaves, 50g dried Linden Flowers, 25g dried Lavender Flowers, 25g dried Lemon Balm Leaves. Water.

Mix the herbs and store in a dark jar. Place 1-2 teaspoons of the mix into a small teapot and add a cup of freshly boiled water and then infuse for 5-10 minutes. Strain (and sweeten with honey-optional), and drink

Morning Infusion: 25g dried Peppermint Leaves, 50g dried Strawberry Leaves, 25g dried Raspberry Leaves, 25g dried Marigold Petals, 25g dried Chamomile Flowers, 25g dried Cornflowers. Water.

Mix the herbs and store in a dark jar. Place 1-2 teaspoons of the mix into a small teapot and add a cup of freshly boiled water and then infuse for 5-10 minutes. Strain (and sweeten with honey-optional), and drink

 

Magical Applications:

Travel Protection Satchet: 1 part Mustard Seed, 1 part Comfrey, 1 part Irish Moss, 1 part Bladderwrack ( kelp or seaweed)

Tie up in white or yellow cloth and carry the charm with you when you are traveling. (Its also very effective tucked into your luggage).

Home Protection Satchet: 3 parts Rosemary, 3 parts Basil, 2 parts Fennel Seeds, 1 part Bay, 1 part Fern, pinch Sea Salt.

Tie up in red cloth and place in the highest (accessible) spot in the home.

Car Protection Satchet: 2 parts Juniper, 2 parts Rosemary, 1 part Mugwort, 1 part Comfrey, 1 part Caraway, 1 small Quartz Crystal.

Tie up in red cloth and put the charm in your car, in a place where it wouldn't be found easily. And remember, to drive safely - the charm won't prevent you making mistakes if you are reckless. After a few months, take it apart and create a new charm. You can cleanse the Crystal and use it again.