A Herbal Infusion

I miss my all year round herb garden in Africa. I have struggled to nurture my herb enthusiasm. My seedlings froze soon after I transplanted them at the end of May.

Coriander is a must for my indian dishes.  Indian settlers moved to South Africa in the late 1800s and into Zambia ( Northern Rhodesia)  and Zimbabwe ( Southern Rhodesia) in the early 1900s. When my mother went to school in then Northern Rhodesia, coloured or mixed race children and Indians shared the same schools, so naturally she adopted some of their food culture.  The first meal I was taught to cook, was an indian vegetable curry with aubergines, green beans, peas and potatoes.

Tea drinking, a culture passed down from the English colonial era, lives on in me.  A herbal infusion or fresh herb tea, made from one sprig of rosemary, mint, parsley and thyme (or any herbs of your choice) brewed for a couple of minutes, is a fresh way to start any morning or to end an exhausting day.

Herb Garden, Oregano

Herb Garden, Oregano

Herb garden, Thyme and Rosemary

Herb garden, Thyme and Rosemary

Bunch of herbs from herb garden

Bunch of herbs from herb garden

Herbal Infusion

A Herbal Infusion, compliments to Mel.

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I was raised on a farm in Zambia. My Dad comes from Kalix in Sweden and my mother from what used to be a small village outside of Lusaka. I first moved to Sweden to study business. My experience and lessons learned today are from international business and development work primarily in Southern Africa but also from my passion for Africa, its people and vast craftsmanship.

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