health through herbs!


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racecourse © TMBC

Thank you so much to all those who joined me on the herb walk around The Racecourse last week – a very enjoyable three and a half hours!  It was wonderful to see all the herbs looking so healthy, especially given the terrible winter flooding that turned the area into a lake.

For those who are interested, here’s the super simple recipe for the dip we sampled.
I hope to see you again soon on another herb course!

Nettle and Cleavers Dip


  • Generous handful of nettles
  • Generous handful of cleavers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp crème fraîche or Greek yogurt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

What to Do
Put the nettles and cleavers into a food processor and blend until roughly chopped.  Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.   Taste and adjust seasoning.  Enjoy!

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