Back, at Long Last!

Morning all!!  Here at long last is the resurrected blog of the Eldrum Tree – sorry it has been such an age since I posted last, but life rather ran away with me for a while there.  Here we are, however, in a new year and a new home, having moved house three weeks ago to a property out on top of the Wolds, with a lovely large garden, wooded area and plenty of space for herbs and plants, which means that this year I will have LOTS MORE to blog about, as I set up the first proper herb garden I have had in years, and really get back to basics with the herbs.  Hopefully this will produce loads of exciting recipes for you all to try, plus more musings, poetry, pretty pictures and creative endeavours.  In the meantime, here is the first new concoction of the year that you may all enjoy trying!

Dandelion, Burdock and Lemon
Dandelion, Burdock and Lemon

Dandelion Burdock Early Spring Cleanser

You will need:

2 heaped dessert spoons of dandelion root

2 heaped dessert spoons of burdock root

2 large slices of lemon, chopped into strips

1 teaspoon of honey

1 pint of water

Just put all the ingredients except the honey into a pan and simmer for ten minutes, adding the sugar once you’ve taken the mixture off the hob.  You can drink this mixture hot or cold – its a really pleasant drink either way, but is certainly more refreshing drunk cold.  I’m going to try this with slices of fresh root ginger in the next batch, as well as some dandelion leaf!   The nice thing about this mix is that you can boil the ingredients back up with another pint of water for a slightly less punchy but just as refreshing mixture, then compost the remaining herbs.

Dandelion Burdock Early Spring Cleanser
Dandelion Burdock Early Spring Cleanser

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