Two weekends ago I visited Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market for the first time. I loved it. There is so much to discover there. You will find good products and nice take away food such as deadly Pho soups which are a delight by this cold weather.
THE HERB STORE has a stall there once a month. You can check on their facebook when they will be there next. And it’s worth it! They sell potted plants, organic teas and aromatherapy pillows. Of course, I have bought a bit of the three to try them out.
What I loved overall was the bush tucker part. I am in love with Australian natives. I have planted only a few because our garden is brand new but I am planning to have many more. For now we planted a male Tasmanian Bushpepper Tree, pig’s ears, a finger lime, a macadamia. At The Herb Store I bought a native ginger and a peanut tree.
I love also their collection of culinary plants, Australian natives or not but always interesting, different.
This gorgeous thing (above) is an Australian Peanut Tree! It has nothing to do with the common peanut tree but its seeds, inside a round fruit, taste like peanut. I haven’t tried this yet but I find it very exciting. I was told that they can be eaten raw or roasted and that their taste is a sort of mix of peanut and macadamia nuts. It is supposed to be a very pretty tree; a children’s story book kinda tree… with a very straight trunk and a round shaped top.
If Ramsgate is too far for you, have a look at their online store.
Ask for help, they are very helpful and very knowledgeable. If you have a special plant you want, a special type of food you make or a special dark corner of your garden to populate, they will find the best plants or trees for you.
There is a good choice of very special plant you cannot find anywhere else.
Some plants are very pretty! Whatever their use is, you just want to buy them for their gorgeous looks.
When you are lucky enough to have a garden, even a small little patch, and when you love to cook, one of your obsessions becomes, what can I plant in the garden that I can eat? You start with herbs and then fruit bushes or trees and then more tricky things such as rhizomes (galangal, turmeric, ginger, etc.). You wonder how you will ever harvest them, if they will die… but once you have bitten in a fresh ginger from your garden, you won’t stop :)
There is a serious collection of herbal teas, mock-coffees, energy and detox drinks as well as a very interesting section for kids. Mine chose 3 of them.
My two oldest have a sleep issue at the moment, probably from having a bit too much fun before going to bed, so they both chose the Junior Sleep herbal tea. And since then they have prepared their own tea religiously, every night! They say that now, they finally sleep like a log…
It’s amazing what a nice hot and herbal drink can do!
I chose the Junior Immune and Junior Cough just in case :)
This is the Junior cough’s anatomy. It’s very pretty… I have just had some. Not that I am a junior mind you, but it looked and smelled too good not to have a try :)
Oh and I forgot to mention that my daughter Nilou (12) asked if she could get an aromatherapy pillow. She got it and now it spends the day under her pillow. When she goes to bed, she turns her pillow over and it smells sleepy… at least that what she says.
Head to The Herb Store and let me know what you bought!
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