My friend Agnes created her own business called Herbologie, which is exactly what it sounds like: the study of herbs and botanicals. Something I know almost nothing about other than it makes my food taste yummier than without. But I don’t know the benefits behind them, where they come from, how to grow them, nor do I know ALL of herbs. Oregano’s a herb right? Much like the hot sauce commercial, I put that shit on everything.
At Herbologie, you have the option of 3 plans to choose from until February 1st. The prices listed are top notch for what you get. I would definitely recommend signing up for one of these bad boys. In the Shop area, you have storage items for your products. There’s also an option to try a month and/or join in on the Kôfē experience.
I got in on Herbologie’s very first package and was excited to review the product.
What was in the package?
- An informative description on the products you’ve received. On the back of it is an awesome drawing done by Leo Mortem.
- Instructions and recipes on different ways to use your herbs.
- And of course, the herbs!
In this package, the theme was Burdock Root. Something I’ve never even heard of. Also included was Cinnamon and Dandelion Root. One in which I didn’t know was edible.
Makin’ Root Beer
One of the recipes is for homemade root beer. It takes about 45 minutes to make and I had all day to do it. I happened to turn it into a 2 hour project and almost burnt the condo down.
Just so you know, boiling water for 45 minutes straight causes it to burn. I mean, it’s basic freaking science. Evaporation is a thing in this world and I am stupid. SO, round two of making root beer began. Boiled my ingredients THEN TURNED IT DOWN TO A SIMMER for the 45 minutes. Bottled it. Refrigerated it. Drank it.
Here’s the thing. I hate root beer. I have never liked root beer. But because Husband Graeme loves root beer, I wanted to try it out.
Husband Graeme doesn’t care for it.
I enjoy it quite a bit. It has a lovely after taste.
Suck it Graeme, this root beer is mine!
Root beer making kit….minus the candies.
Waiting game. Smells yummy though.
Bottle it. A wild puppy appears.
After completing the root beer, I needed to make dinner. I decided on fish, rice, and carrots. I thought to myself: self, you should add some of Herbologie’s herbs to your dinner! So I did. And it was the best decision.
In a pan, I threw in the carrots. I mixed some burdock, dandelion, cinnamon, ginger, Hawaiian black sea salt, and white wine together and threw it onto the carrots. DE-FRICKEN-LISH. Husband Graeme ranted and raved about it. I could not get enough. Ya’ll need those herbs and spices in your life.
That’s the nice thing about herbs; you can do so much with them. I can’t wait to try the other recipes that Herbologie supplied with these herbs. If you’re all about shopping local, this is a new and shiny company to not overlook. Herbologie wants to enrich your already existing daily routine.
I’m excited to see what they have to offer next!