Herbs for cooking and cosmetics: Hyssop

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  You can use herbs for so much more than cooking!  Carol Joyce is the Owner of White Buffalo Herbs in Warwick showed us how to use Hyssop in cooking & cosmetics.

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Intro: “H” for HYSSOP

HYSSOP Salad Dressing

  • 1 Teaspoon dried hyssop
  • 2 Tbsp Red cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • Salt &Pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp Daily Dash (optional)

Directions

  • Mix all together in a salad dressing shaker.
  • Pour over salad just before serving.

Spicy Peach Coffee Cake

Topping:

  • ½ c. oatmeal
  • ½ c natural sugar
  • ½ c All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp dried hyssop
  • 3 T butter softened

Cake:

  • 6 T softened butter
  • ¾ cup all natural sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container Greek yogurt (any flavor)
  • 1 can peaches or 2 fresh peeled & sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried hyssop
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 square pan
  • Mix topping ingredients together until they are like coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugar, vanilla. Add eggs alternating with flour mix.
  • Add in yogurt
  • Spread batter into pan.
  • Sprinkle hyssop on top
  • Sprinkle topping over hyssop flavored batter.
  • Bake 32-38 min.
  • Cool before eating (if you can)

Sore Throat Gargle Mix

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/5 cup dried hyssop
  • glass jar with lid
  • Strainer

Directions

  • 1. Put hyssop in clean jar .
  • 2. Pour Vinegar over to top.
  • 3.Cap & set aside for 2 weeks.
  • 4. Strain & label.
  • 5.Add 1 Tbsp to ½ cup water to gargle .
  • Great for sore throats.

Hyssop Facial Toner

  • 1 cup witch hazel
  • 1/5 cup dried hyssop
  • glass jar with lid
  • Strainer

Directions

  • 1. Put hyssop in clean jar
  • 2. Pour Witch hazel over to top.
  • 3.Cap & set aside for 4-6 weeks.
  • 4. Strain & label.
  • 5. Pour small amount on cotton ball & cleanse face
  • 6. Traditionally used for sagging facial skin or to firm skin.

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