Trisha’s Focaccia Bread

I’ve had quite a few emails asking for Trisha’s (from Naturally By Trisha) focaccia bread recipe that was mentioned in her blog about the delicious hummus a couple of weeks back, so here it is. Focaccia bread will always turn any meal into a special event…. it takes no time at all to make and it’s super easy. Everyone loves this focaccia …

 

 

Try This Fireside Scent

If you use an open fire, or have a fire pit in the back yard, you might like to try this little trick to give your room or the surrounding area (if outside) a wonderful smell. Mix three tablespoons of dried rosemary with one teaspoon of sugar. Put the mixture onto a coal shovel and place it in the hot …

 

linen bags, lavender

 

Moth Repellent Linen Bags

Naphthalene, the main ingredient in conventional moth balls, is listed as a registered carcinogen by the FDA, so natural moth repellents are the only safe choice. These are great to use when storing your woollens, blankets, sheets or clothes. The herbs in this recipe smell wonderful with the added essentials oils, lavender and cinnamon, both repel moths and make the …

 

dog being shampoo

 

DIY Castile Dog Wash

Rosemary and Lavender have been used for hair as far back as Egyptian times; they’re both antiseptic, help to soothe the scalp, and smell lovely. Long ago people used to strew bunches of these herbs all over their floors to deter fleas and vermin, so this shampoo can help keep fleas at bay. If you’d like a stronger flea repellent shampoo you can …

 

 

Herbed Salt Recipe

My friends on Facebook have been asking for this recipe. We make it every year around Christmas time, it’s handy to give as a little something extra to family and friends. This salt is delicious sprinkled liberally over french fries or No Bake Pizza Bread. For a quick tasty snack try it on top of tomato and avocado on vogals toast. It …