Thursday, 24 January 2019

Clearing Spaces - Wild Weather and Hot Herby Scones

The weather had turned bitter and 

the hens and ducks were glad to see us

we had to get plenty of fresh water
as theirs and frozen.

We then went back inside to warm up and
 do some baking. We adapted this cheese 
scone recipe to delicious herb scones

Mixing the ingredients

Preparing fresh sage, rosemary and thyme

A Bit About  These Herbs 

Thyme is an herb from the mint family that you probably recognize from your spice set. But it’s so much more than an after-thought ingredientIts range of use is impressive, and it has over 400 subspecies. Ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming practices, while ancient Greeks used it as incense. Thanks to its distinctive taste, thyme has remained a culinary staple to this day. But thyme is also fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure.
Link to article on nine health benefits from thyme

Sage is a staple herb in various cuisines around the world. Its other names include common sage, garden sage and Salvia officinalis. It belongs to the mint family, alongside other herbs like oregano, rosemary, basil and thymeSage has a strong aroma and earthy flavour, which is why it’s typically used in small amounts. Even so, it’s packed with a variety of important nutrients and compounds. Sage is also used as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide and ritual object in spiritual sage burning or smudging. This green herb is available fresh, dried or in oil form — and has numerous health benefits.
Link to article on 12 surprising health benefits of sage.
Rosemary is a popular herb most commonly used in cooking to add flavour to food. While its culinary potential knows no bounds, what’s not so commonly known is that rosemary also has many health benefits.
Link to article about health potential of rosemary
While rosemary can be beneficial to your health, it’s not for everyone to use. The herb should only be taken in small doses Patients with high blood pressure should also avoid taking rosemary as a supplement. Though culinary use of rosemary is safe, always consult your doctor before trying any new supplements or treatments. Check to see if rosemary oils will interfere with diabetes or blood thinner medication. If your doctor gives the all clear to use rosemary, you know it can certainly contribute to your health.
Ready to bake

Fresh from the oven

Tasty results!

We made extras for those of the group not 
here and we'll share them at a later date!

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