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Montpellier Market and Learning FrenchHerbal Articles

Montpellier Market and Learning French …

Montpellier Market and Learning French… Should you ever visit Montpellier the Saturday market at Arceaux (beneath the aqueduct) is well worth a trip. The aqueduct is very interesting to see …

cardabelle door charm carlinaHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

Cardabelle door charm for good luck, protection against evil and a weather forecast

Carlina acanthifolia French common name: cardabelle If you have ever visited the villages of Saint Guilhem-le-Désert or La Couvertoirade you may have noticed the above dried flowerhead nailed to many …

Monestir de Sant Quirze de ColeraHerbalists in History

Monestir de Sant Quirze de Colera – 9th Century Benedictine Monastery

Monestir de Sant Quirze de Colera The Monestir de Sant Quirze de Colera was discovered, quite by luck, on a recent trip to northern Spain. Unfortunately it was a dreich …

New Orleans Pharmacy MuseumHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – an eclectic exhibit

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum I have written previously about my visit to New Orleans and Voodoo. Looking through some old photographs recently reminded me of this trip. The photographs included in this post …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

Four Robbers Vinegar and Secret Ingredients

Four Robbers Vinegar and Secret Ingredients I have previously written about my visit to the wonderful ancient pharmacy of St Lizier. The guide for the apothecary had many tales to …

Herbalists in History

St Lizier Apothecary in the Ariege Department

St Lizier Apothecary in the Ariege Department The History of the St Lizier Apothecary Recently on a visit to a neighbouring department Ariege, I visited an 18th century apothecary in …

Death by Gold RingHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

Death by Gold Ring – Pretty Poisonous Potion!

Death by Gold Ring On a brief trip to Scotland last week, I visited Inverary Castle. A cousin was visiting from Australia and he was keen to visit the ancestral …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

Voodoo and New Orleans Spells with Herbs

Voodoo and New Orleans Spells Some years back I was lucky enough to visit New Orleans. A fabulous fun place of blues and jazz. In addition, and right up my street, there are …

Hot infusion herbal teaHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

Moroccan Spice Souks and Medicinal Herbs

Visiting Morocco Whenever I visit a new place I am always keen to see or learn about their use of herbs and spices. Introduction to Moroccan tea… My first Moroccan introduction …

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