Self-Sufficiency at the Cottage

Fennel grows very well in my garden here in Ireland. In fact all the plants from the herb family grow well here. I’ve been harvesting seeds from the Fennel plants this morning. The seeds taste lovely, sweet and liquorice like. They make great chewy sweets that help to assuage the appetite, so can help in weight loss too! I suppose the taste could be likened tio a distinctive anise-like flavour and scent. Medicinally this seed acts as an aid to digestion, stomach pains and flatulence…it’s traditionally good for babies with colic if a tea is made from it. No using washing…