From Michael Isted’s book, The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks, how to use the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax and revive. ‘Barley Water is a classic water used both in Europe and Asia to cleanse the kidneys and for its diuretic actions’, he says.
‘Bright, bold and reinvigorating, this is all about plants that help to shift us out of our winter slumber, get things moving, and add a little spice and intensity to our mornings’, says Michael Isted in his new book The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks, how to use the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax and revive.
From Michael Isted’s book: ‘The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks’, how to use the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax and revive. ‘A simple amalgamation of some of my favourite cleansing herbs in a delicious herbal tea that can be enjoyed throughout the year’, says Michael. ‘This infusion is particularly delicious in the morning, but can be prepared in a large batch and heated up as and when required.’ Published by Jacqui Small.
Espresso martinis are addictive – both velvety and slightly bitter at the same time and it’s impossible to stop at just one. The ideal winter and Christmas cocktail.
We answer your questions about what to serve your guests this Christmas from the wine to choose to go with the Christmas turkey to what to eat with goose to how to read the label on a bottle of sherry to know if it is sweet or dry.
Our go-to summer drink for hot humid days, Agua Fresca is a Mexican drink that is often made with puréed fruit. We’ve used dried Hibiscus flowers for this version. They can be found in most middle-eastern shops so they are easier to find than you think – if it’s easier use 8 hibiscus teabags instead. Make it non-alcoholic and omit the change or switch it for vodka or even Prosecco.