A Garden of Herbs
This book is primarily intended "for those who are going to create an old-fashioned herb garden, and who want to know how to use these herbs as our great-grandmothers did"; but even if you buy your herbs at the store, this practical handbook will show you how to make hundreds of teas, syrups, conserves, pies, candied flowers and leaves, wines, sweet waters and perfumes from well-known wild and garden herbs that are readily available. Most of the recipes are taken from Old English herbals, and the author, one of the two or three most outstanding herbalists of this century, adds many more of her own.
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OF SUNDRY HERBS
HERB DRINKS AND HOMEMADE WINES
To make a Hordeat or Mundified Barley 1639
Red Hippocras 1732
Several Sorts of Meath small and strong 1699
OF THE PICKING AND DRYING
OF SWEET SCENTS
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