7 June 2011
|Artistic ingredients for Linctus|
|Christa & Catherine preparing Spirit Collection|
Christa was off with a start to complete her Herbarium Spirit Collection. Arriving with a beautiful Columbine flower, she suspended it upside down, piercing the stem into a thin honeycomb seal and neatly bottled it in
|Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'|
|Children playing at the RBGE|
1) Infuse a handful of crushed and pounded Linseeds in 1 cup of very hot water for 1 hr or more. Add about 10 umbels of Elderflowers to infusion and another ½ cup of hot water and infuse for 30 mins to 1 hr.
5) Blend 1 cup Slippery Elm powder with 1 cup very hot water and mix to paste. Gradually add to linctus mix.
6) Simmer until mixture thickens and has a syrupy consistency.
7) Remove from heat and allow to cool or spoon directly into sterilised glass jars.
|Amy at her weeds!|
The last hours of the day were spent back up in the Herbal nursery beds, continuing the perpetual weeding process and taking stock of what we had in the ‘cupboard’ for our exam preparations.
Recommended reading for the week
Fascinating ideas and images of the transformation that takes place in water when exposed
to positive and negative messages and meditation....
The Hidden Messages in Water
The True Power of Water