Ingredients: Serves 4 1 kg/2lb 4oz pork belly 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp honey 1 tsp five-spice powder 2 tbsp vegetable oil 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp grated palm sugar or brown sugar 4 tbsp dark soy sauce 3 star anise 6 shallots, finely chopped 260ml/9 oz pork stock 1 tsp sea salt 4 heads bok choi Garnish: (optional) Spring onions Sweet woodruff
If you have an ailment, a group of historically used herbs to suit your needs might consist of: yarrow, oxknee, sweet flag, calamus, snow on the mountain, hyssop, lady's mantel, garden chive, marsh mallow, lemon verbena, chamomile, American arnica, mugwort, French tarragon, pleurisy root, New England aster, false indigo, wild indigo, calendula, German chamomile, costmary, black cohosh, coneflower, rattlesnake master, hemp agrimony, Joe pye weed, Queen of the Meadow, bronze fennel, sweet woodruff
, lady bedstraw, bigfoot geranium, ginkgo tree, Russian licorice, Japanese blood grass, chameleon plant, St.
"A German tradition is to offer a splash of sweet woodruff
syrup, called Waldmeister, for a fresh herbal character and a bright green color or sweet red raspberry syrup to provide a red beer with raspberry overtones.
Perennials and ground covers: Artemisia, border carnation, chrysanthemum, daylily, hyssop, Jupiter's-beard (red valerian), lavender, peony, thyme, valerian, sweet violet, sweet woodruff