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Possum

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  • Somerset
What to do with sage?
« on: October 25, 2014, 07:27:38 pm »
The sage plant has gone mad this year so it needs seriously cutting back. I am going to end up with armfuls of the stuff. It smells so lovely that I don't want to put it on the compost heap. What else can I do with it?
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verdifish

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  • banffshire
Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 11:28:50 pm »
Hang it somewhere to dry and give it away !!!

JulieWall

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 11:47:10 pm »
Make your own stuffing with some of it, much nicer than Paxo.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 11:53:24 pm »
I love sage, I put it in all kinds of things - scrambled eggs, omelettes, any stew or soup, just love it.

If you have more than you can use, then yes, give it away.  Wish I lived nearer!  :D
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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 12:13:04 am »
I'm with the drying for later use. You can also freeze it for later cooking.

I love sage, I put it in all kinds of things - scrambled eggs, omelettes, any stew or soup, just love it.

If you have more than you can use, then yes, give it away.  Wish I lived nearer!  :D

Remind me on next visit to bring you some  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 12:18:33 am »
I'm with the drying for later use. You can also freeze it for later cooking.

I love sage, I put it in all kinds of things - scrambled eggs, omelettes, any stew or soup, just love it.

If you have more than you can use, then yes, give it away.  Wish I lived nearer!  :D

Remind me on next visit to bring you some  :thumbsup:

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 06:51:04 am »
Dry it and post to SiN !
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Cheviot

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 12:39:34 pm »
Hi,
Chop up the leaves and freeze it.
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Somewhere_by_the_river

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 01:20:41 pm »
Love sage, it's great as sage and apple jelly, delicious with pork.

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 06:24:57 pm »
OK. I will dry it. Once done I will let you know. Happy to post it to anyone who wants it.


My timing wasn't great on this one. I was in Bradford last week and probably could have arranged to hand over fresh sage to a few people in the north. :innocent:


Will try to do better next year.

Treud na Mara

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 10:01:35 pm »
Just watching 'Trust me I'm a doctor' on BBC1 and it seems sage is the answer to the dip in concentration some people have in the afternoons ! It was in the form of pills though so I'm not sure chewing it would work as well. And some people think it may even help with the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 06:00:36 pm »
I'd best start chewing it then!  My plant didn't do so well this year so I might plant a few new ones!
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JulieWall

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 12:02:42 am »
A friend once gave me some tablets for the dog to sweeten his breath, the chief ingredient was sage. Despite my doubts it actually worked - if you got a whiff of his breath you'd appreciate the magnitude of that, lol.
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waterbuffalofarmer

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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2014, 09:38:50 am »
Do you know that sage is really good for women who are going through menopause it stops hot flushes, also you can use it on your teeth I think it helps to whiten them. You could also make tincture with it, sage tincture is very good for mixing with other tinctures to ward off colds.
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waterbuffalofarmer

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  • Mid Wales
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Re: What to do with sage?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2014, 09:51:22 am »
Also I forgot to mention..... sage tea is good for bites, stings, catarrh, colds, flus, diarrhoea, gum problems, mouth ulcers, sore throats. Caution - not advisable during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Not suitable for children under 4 years. Use sage tea as a gargle or mouthwash for quick results in relieving sore throats, mouth ulcers, and sore gums. Its astringent and healing action also makes it useful for diarrhoea. Sage benefits almost all cold and catarrhal states and is a good digestive tonic. It will reduce excessive sweating and hot flushing. Fresh crushed leaves rubbed on to insect bites or stings will help pain and swelling. For greater effectiveness try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the tea when using it as a gargle! Sage is a strong tea so do not take more than 3 cups a day.
Also if dried completely, with no moisture at all in the leaves, you can store in an airtight jar in a cool dark place.
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