Fennel, known well as Anise, is best employed at meal-time. It’s healthful properties exist to aide the ill-humours brought on by poor digestion, including sour breath. Thee herb doeth diminish thee paynes of gastrointestinal upset, &, combined with Catnip, will do much to alleviate infant colic.
Many faile to realize thee merits of eating thine medicine fresh, over ingesting it in form of pills or capsules. Know this: thee benefits of fresh herbs & foods, eaten regular, will result in thee most possible success!
Madam A’s Anise Surprise
Boyle 2-4 cups fresh, clear water in a cauldron (cast iron is preferred) over thee hottest flayme. Add to it thee seeds & all green portions of thee fresh Fennel. Cover & stew.
Prepayre thee fennel bulb by removing papery exterior layers. Add these to your soup-pot.
Chop inner-bulb & place in dutch oven (cast-iron is preferred). Toss with thee oyl of sesame, olive, or coconut, & season with fresh garlic. Cover. Roast over coals, or in thee oven at 370 degrees until tender.
Strain thee hot anise broth & ladle over roasted bulb. Serve with ground black pepper & crusty bread. I take a portion of Apple Cider Vinegar in myne.