Day 17: For today’s RAW or Random Act of Wildness, The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild app has chosen: inhale a wild scent – take a few seconds to inhale a wildflower, plant or leaves.
So, I spent a leisurely couple of minutes pottering about the yarden.
I have a few herbs growing in the yarden so I made a bee line for them. Crushing some leaves between my finger and thumb I sampled the scents of fennel, lavender, rosemary and mint. The feathery leaves of the fennel released a very potent scent. Whereas the lavender was much easier on the nose and Artie loved the mint!
What’s your favourite wild scent? Mine has to be the headyness of hawthorne flowers.
Day 3: Whilst planning this years 30 Days Wild I decided to name Wednesdays as RAW, meaning Random Acts of Wildness. In this series I’ll be using The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild app, to help choose the day’s theme.
So without further ado, here’s today’s RAW: brew a leafy tea. I decided to try oregano tea as I have it growing abundantly in the yarden.
Here’s what I did:
I chopped a sprig of fresh oregano from the yarden, washed it and chopped the leaves into small pieces.
I then boiled the kettle and poured a measure of one american cup of hot water.
I poured over the chopped oregano leaves in a cup and left to seep for up to five minutes.
I sieved as much of the oregano leaves as possible and added a drizzle of honey.
Adding honey was much needed as the tea was strong and bitter without it.
My verdict, I think I’ll keep my oregano on top of pizzas, it wasn’t a pleasant drink. Oregano has many healing properties from easing colds to boosting the immune system and aiding in the reduction of inflammation.
Have you tried oregano tea? What is your favourite herbal tea?