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Fall is upon us. That means it’s time to start those herbal holiday gifts—Herbal Cordials and liqueurs are a delight to receive and easy to make. Today, we’ll talk about how to make Herbal Cordials and Liqueurs and the best herbs to use.

 Herbs we discussed

Techniques we discussed

  • Simple-syrup method
  • Traditional method (based on a French technique)

Recipes we mentioned

Further Reading

 Herbs in the News

The Seattle Times Article “Seattle OKs $1 Fine for Adding too Much Food to Garbage Bins,” was published on September 22, 2014. We discussed the consequences of Seattle’s new law as well as what it means in the greater context of our country’s challenges in dealing with refuse.

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed bioremediation.

Herbs we discussed:

  • Cattail
  • Sunflower
  • Oyster mushrooms

For more information on herbs for remediation read “Sunflowers and Bacterial Clean Up Radiation” on HellaDelicious
or try the Environmental Protection Agency’s “The Citizen’s Guide to Bioremediation.”


The Practical Herbalist Team

Candace, Sue, Patrick and Chicken

Candace Hunter, Sue Sierralupe and Patrick Hunter have been working together as the Practical Herbalist/Real Herbalism Radio team for many years. They have published 10 books which are available in Kindle form.

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