MEMBERSHIP FAQ’s

 

Our goal is to help you eat seasonally & support your local food community.

Explore our FAQs, if you need further assistance contact info@botanicalkitchen.com

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER
  • You receive Menus with Healthy Recipes every week that follow the seasons. 

 

  • Sign up for CSA’s – we will help you with “what & how-to” prep and cook all the seasonal produce you will receive.

 

  • Shop your local farmer’s markets weekly with a plan ~ menus + recipes

 

  • Menus make “what’s for dinner” decisions easy.

 

  • Save Time + Save Money Waste Less + buy locally + eat healthily

 

  • Buying locally + eating seasonally helps grow strong sustainable local food communities.

 

WHAT DO I GET WITH MY MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP?

As a Botanical Kitchen Weekly member, you will:

  • Have a log-in to access your account
  • Be able to use  Recipe Shopping List Generator
  • Favourites Recipes Box
  • Receive Weekly Menus + Recipes – log in to access at any time.
  • helpful how-to’s + member exclusive content.
  • private member group with Chef Karina Hines
WHY DID YOU CREATE BOTANICAL KITCHEN WEEKLY MEMBERSHIP?

“I want to help people buy locally and cook seasonally with confidence. I’m a farmers daughter. I deeply believe in small local farms and small food business models for quality, flavour and healthy farming practices. Botanical Kitchen is a way to share my knowledge as a chef to help support both the farmers and the people who want to buy and eat their food.”  Karina Hines

WHY IS BUYING LOCAL & EATING SEASONALLY IMPORTANT?

“Small local farms can grow vibrant food sustainably using chemical-free regenerative agriculture and create food security in their local communities. I want to help support that and help people skill up cooking local & seasonal produce.

 

We have a health & environmental crisis in our world today;  we are pouring chemicals over food and into our soils, and food manufacturing companies are adding more. We have a society with massive health concerns and food allergies ~ we need to change the way we grow and think about food and our health.”  Karina Hines

WHAT SEASON DOES BOTANICAL KITCHEN FOLLOW? CAN ANYONE FOLLOW THE SEASONAL MENUS

Our Seasonal produce is based around North Eastern United States growing seasons.  

The MENUS are based around Spring, Summer, Autumn – Fall & Winter and are categorised by months as we release weekly menus with recipes. 

 

Anyone in the northern hemisphere can follow along with the menus and recipes though they might not exactly match what you have in your garden or local farms as your growing season might be different. 

 

WHAT DOES A WEEKLY MENU LOOK LIKE & OFFER?

Each Weekly Menu has between 6-8 recipes that use similar seasonal ingredients to make cooking and life sensible, affordable & seasonal.

Example
Smoothie or fun drink recipe
Breakfast or Brunch recipe
Salad Recipes
2+ Meal Recipes
Dessert or Sweet Treat Recipe
Baked Goods Recipe – Sweet or savoury.

ARE RECIPES PLANT-BASED OR DO THEY HAVE DAIRY, EGGS, FISH & MEAT?

RECIPES give options, swaps & substitutes for both OR will clearly define ingredients, and offer an alternative recipe

DO YOU HAVE RECIPES FOR SPECIFIC DIETARY NEEDS?

YES – Botanical Kitchen focuses on recipes for healthy eating, food as medicine and supporting people with specific dietary requirements, food allergies and intolerances.

 

EACH recipe has a Chef Tips & Substitutes Section to help you swap out ingredients to suit your needs.

DO YOU HAVE RECIPES FOR PEOPLE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES?

ABSOLUTELY – Botanical Kitchen is designed to support people with food allergies and intolerances.  There is a whole section of recipe category filters for Food Allergies + Free-from recipes.

 

EACH recipe has a Chef Tips & Substitutes Section to help you swap out ingredients to suit your needs.

 

 

RECIPES HAVE SHOPPING LIST GENERATOR - HOW DOES THAT WORK?

YES.  Each recipe’s ingredients have  you can to add ingredients to your shopping list.    Members then go to ? and can add custom items to their list, email or print the list.

 

RECIPES with ingredients ✓ are in the basket section to see the recipes the ingredients are for.

CAN I SAVE MY FAVOURITE RECIPES?

YES. Members can save all their favourite recipes, making it quick and easy to find their favourites.

WHO CREATES THE MENUS + RECIPES?

Botanical Kitchen is curated by founder and Chef Karina Hines, who has been a chef for over 20 years.  Karina is an Australian born farmers daughter, culinary educator, avid gardener, trained herbalist and life-long food + plant nerd.  Karina believes “in the healing power of plants and that eating nourishing food is the best medicine”.

WHO IS BOTANICAL KITCHEN FOR?

Botanical Kitchen is for anyone who wants to focus on healthy cooking and eating from a beginner to a seasoned chef.  There is something for everyone; from people who want to make dietary changes but don’t know how and would like some support right through to those interested in cooking with medicinal herbs and learning more about plant properties and food as medicine.

HOW DO BECOME A MEMBER?

Go to the Membership page and SIGN-UP

CAN I GIVE MEMBERSHIP AS A GIFT

YES, you can. Go to our Programmes + Events Page.

HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

Start with 2 WEEKS FREE Trial, after which membership is billed at $9 per month.
Risk-Free. Easy to cancel at any time. No commitments.

$9 / month

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY FREE TRIAL IS OVER?

Once your 2 WEEKS FREE trial is over, you will be charged month-by-month.

CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AT ANYTIME?

YES, you can choose to cancel your membership at any time.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Membership is billed month to month – if you cancel your membership will end at the end of that month and you will not be charged for the following month.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS?

Go to YOUR ACCOUNT – where you log-in  – you can cancel your subscription there at anytime

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO MY RECIPES AFTER MY MEMBERSHIP HAS EXPIRED?

Once your subscription is over, you will no longer have access to the membership required pages.

WILL BOTANICAL KITCHEN SELL MY EMAIL INFORMATION OR BOMBARD ME WITH EMAILS?

NO – we know what that is like, and we aim to support people interested in eating seasonal, healthy food.

Weekly menu’s and recipes will be posted on Botanical Kitchen’s website you will receive email notifications.

DO THE RECIPES HAVE POP-UP ADVERTISEMENTS?

NO – pop-up advertising is annoying!

IS BOTANICAL KITCHEN'S CONTENT SPONSORSHIP DRIVEN?

NO – we do not have any sponsorship.  The content is created by chef Karina Hines and is based on her experience with food, plants and people, her studies and research.

HOW DO I CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE?

Please contact us or email info@botanicalkitchen.com for assistance.

WHAT IS FOOD AS MEDICINE - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

What we eat affects our health, and everybody is different. Eating nourishing food to support your body and using plants every day to help balance health and wellness. 

 

IS BOTANICAL KITCHEN A LARGE COMPANY?

NO – Botanical Kitchen is a small one women-run business by founder Karina Hines.  Karina has over 20 years experience and is a passionate chef, culinary educator, herbalist, gardener who believes in the healing power of plants.

DOES BOTANICAL KITCHEN OFFER MEDICAL AND HEALTH ADVICE?

NO – each person is responsible for their healthcare and consulting with their professional healthcare advisor.  The information on this site is about plants, the nutritional and medicinal properties that those plants are believed to have and recipes that you can make with the plants. The information is for cooking, eating fabulous food and for educational and interest purposes only and is the opinion of Botanical Kitchen.