Whatever Lola Wants: Mezzaluna Herb Choppers, free Healing Herbs eBook + Oatstraw Hair Rinse

06/26/2012

I’m a sucker for kitchen gadgetry. But in this case, I’m a sucker in need. My herbal garden is flourishing, and frankly my regular scissors ‘ain’t about this life’ (haha, I’ve been dying to throw that in somewhere). But the Mezzaluna Choppers will get the job done.

The beveled shape of these stainless steel blades makes the perfect tool for chopping herbs and spices whether fresh or dried. Simply rock the blade(s) back and forth over the herb you’re preparing and watch the Mezzaluna chop with ease.

You can choose from two styles including a single Italian made 10″ blade with wooden handles, or a double 6″ blade with an easy-to-grip plastic handle. I gotta get it.

Now if you’re need to back it up, and start with the basics, cop these FREE e-books for your Beauty Foodie library:

  •  The Healing Herbs eBook by Rosalee de la Forêt! This eBook contains 56 PDF pages covering 23 herbs in great detail. Rosalee also shares remedies and recipes to accompany each herb.
  • Wild Foods Cookbook eBook by Rosalee de la Forêt: Great recipes for the adventurous foodie.

Here’s a recipe from The Healing Herbs to give you a little taste of the free-ness:

Oatstraw Hair Rinse

Oatstraw is loaded with silica and when infused into a tea, can be used as a hair rinse for soft tresses. It can also treat and itchy or irritated scalp.

  1. Place one to two ounces of oatstraw in a pan with a quart and a half of water.
  2. Bring to a slow simmer and continue simmering for twenty minutes.
  3. Let cool.
  4. After your regular hair care routine, pour the oatstraw infusion over your hair. Do not rinse out.

 Are you an herb nerd?