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Feeling Witchy?

I am delighted to offer a series of free-standing half day workshops to develop the magical side of your life.

Each session focuses on different ways to live in deep connection with nature and spirit, whether you are based in the city or countryside.  The workshop series (running through autumn 2015 – spring 2016) . . . → Read More: Feeling Witchy?

Hot summer herbs

Bugloss in Diemerpark

I’ve led a few herb walks recently and have had a lovely time meeting new people along the way. Today I ran my first herb walk in Diemerpark.  It’s such an interesting location. Until just a few years ago the sunny open site was a rubbish dump for toxic waste. The council had the . . . → Read More: Hot summer herbs

Spring Herbs Risotto

Freshly plucked Fennel and Lemonbalm leaves

This time of year provides a bounty of nourishing and tasty spring herbs. Here is one way that I like to cook them – a simple, no-fuss risotto.

Today I harvested two large feathery  Fennel leaves and three verdant tops of Stinging nettle (from Frankendael herb . . . → Read More: Spring Herbs Risotto

Bones, Bites and Bali

Bali lily and water cabbage

As some of you know, I fell from my bike in November and was out of action for quite some time. In short, I broke my cheek bone in several places, took quite a hit on my bum and was rather shaken up. Illness is one of the greatest teachers so naturally lessons were learned. . . . → Read More: Bones, Bites and Bali

Marlies’ Winter Wonder Honey

Ayurvedic winter remedy


Here at last is a quick recipe for Marlies van Wisselingh’s too simple to be true,  teacher’s throat saving, cold and fever beating Ayurveda remedy – passed to her from a very helpful Indian man some years ago, in India. Her husband Bob is a volunteer with the River of Herbs and has . . . → Read More: Marlies’ Winter Wonder Honey

Strawberry Earth – Garden Safari

Strawberry Earth Fair

On Sunday 12th October, please join me for a herbal safari through the Tolhuistuin and surrounding streets of Amsterdam Noord.

As part of the Strawberry Earth Fair I will be offering a foraging walk to find the best wild plants that autumn has to offer. We can expect to find a wide range of . . . → Read More: Strawberry Earth – Garden Safari

Walks Twice a Month

Photo credit: City Plot Amsterdam

Photo credit: City Plot Amsterdam

From September 2014  I’ll be offering two Urban Herbology walks a month for anyone interested in learning more about local edibles and medicinals. One walk per month will be in Park Frankendael (my local stamping ground) and the other will be somewhere else in Amsterdam, could be street walks . . . → Read More: Walks Twice a Month

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Wonderful Walkers!


Huge thanks to all the lovely people who joined me for herb walks in Park Frankendael recently. It was a pleasure to meet you all, to see new faces, familiar faces and to hear your stories and questions.  Here a few links and photos which the walks brought to my mind. If you . . . → Read More: Wonderful Walkers!

April – May Herbs in Amsterdam

Teasel Frankendael

April and May are very busy and green months!

There were two very pleasant public herb walks in April. Thanks to everyone who came along. It was so wonderful to meet you!

The Frankendael Park orchard project began. River of Herbs is gradually transforming the four old orchards behind Restaurant Merkelbach into shady . . . → Read More: April – May Herbs in Amsterdam


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