Garden Salad

garden salad

We are so lucky here at MB HQ, having fresh salad leaves growing in our garden, follow this recipe for a simple healthy salad

  • Take a Cos lettuce, wash and lay out on a serving platter

  • Add boiled eggs, Avocado sliced, tomatoes, nasturtium leaves washed

  • Decorate with fresh chives, including fresh violas, pansy flowers (all edible)

  • Season with your favourite vinagarette, and fresh sea salt and pepper, we added a handful of pumpkin seeds, which are rich in magnesium.

Botanical Prawns

Here at MB HQ we are lucky to live close by to an incredible array of seafood, a simple spring recipe below

  • Take a handfull of prawns, throw into a large pot that can sit on the top of the range.

  • Add a generous handfull of fresh chives picked from the garden no need to chop up, and keep the flowers on (the best bit)

  • Add Olive oil, and a finely chopped Onion, season with salt and pepper

  • Smoke paprika to taste, with a whole juice of a lemon and a lime if you have one.

  • Cook on a high heat for 5-10mins depending if prawns are raw, wait to see a pink colour

Take off heat and eat....

with friends x

Chives

Chives

This week at Modern Botany HQ, we have a proliferation of Chives, some simple recipes to follow....

Used traditionally for the circulatory system, also a mild stimulant and has antiseptic and anti-biotic properties

 

Chamomile

Chamomile

We make sure we only use the best quality ingredients in our Modern Botany products. In our multi tasking oil we use the highest quality Roman Chamomile extract. Traditionally chamomile is used for its lenitive (calming) properties.

Chamomile, a member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, is a well-known traditional medicinal plant.  German chamomile (Matricaria recutita, synonym Chamomilla recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile, syn. Anthemis nobilus) are the two most widely used herbs in this family.

Lavender

Lavendular angustifolia A study published in 2010 investigated anxiolytic effects and influence on sleep quality. Lavender oil with a high percentage of linalool and linalyl acetate. It showed meaningful efficacy in alleviating anxiety and related sleep disturbances #lavendulaangustifolia #anxiolytic #relax

Market Research at Bank of Ireland

Great welcome last month for our market research afternoon with Cork business women hosted by the bank of Ireland.

River Lee Hotel - Modern Botany Launch

Thank you River Lee Hotel for hosting us for our company and product launch in Cork, such a great location, perfect mid Century design to showcase our brand.

Modern Botany launch party

A big thank you to everyone who came to RiverLee Hotel in Cork last Friday, we had such a great time seeing everyone who has supported us over the last 10 months.  You can see images of the launch party here:

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Launch Day...

11th of November marked the official Modern Botany Launch here in the River Lee Hotel, Cork, Ireland.  More Pictures to follow: