A Handful of Herbs

A Handful of Herbs

Barbara Segall & Louise Pickford & Rose Hammick

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Inspiring ideas for gardening, cooking and decorating your home with herbs

A gloriously illustrated celebration of herbs in all their beauty and variety, with ideas for gardening, cooking and decorating with herbs.

Herbs have been valued for thousands of years for their aromatic, health-giving and culinary qualities. Today they are also loved as attractive additions to a garden, as a sweet-smelling form of decoration in the home, and for their soothing and therapeutic effects. This inspiring book profiles 20 of the most popular varieties, offers essential advice for growing herbs, as well creative ideas for living with the herbs and making the most of them in your home.

There are recipes for simple beauty and therapeutic treatments using herbs, as well as recipes for cooking with herbs, covering everything from snacks to sweet things, and including infused oils, herb butters and refreshing herbal drinks. You'll also find an A_Z of 75 common herbs, summarising essential information about each plants' character, cultivation and growing habits, and the book concludes with an indispensable directory of suppliers.