June Recipes

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hot Pepper Relish 3 finely chopped jalapenos – remove the seeds and discard before chopping 1 large yellow or red onion, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 – 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum [ ...click to read more ]

From The Herb Basket – 28

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

For a delicious and different flavor stir 1 teaspoon of apple or strawberry jelly into a piping hot cup of herbal tea. Stir until the jelly is melted. Tarragon was the favorite herb of Thomas Jefferson. Each summer he gave away dozens of cuttings to gardening friends. Here’s a tasty topping for the next casserole: [ ...click to read more ]

Happy Earth Day !

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today is April 22nd — Earth Day ! Here is their “official” site: http://www.earthday.org/ Container gardening is a great way to grow your own food. Save money by using recycled containers. Check out this video for ideas:   — Azul Image courtesy of: [ ...click to read more ]

Spring Planting – Herbs and Vegetables

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Most herbs and vegetables prefer sunny, well-drained soil, although some will do well in partial shade. Some herbs and salad greens are considered semi-perennial and will continue growing for a few years. For example: Swiss Chard and French Sorrel will produce for at least three years if trimmed to soil level each [ ...click to read more ]

Inspiring Garden Quotes

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Meadow Walker: Let’s have an Inspirational Garden Quotes article. Not preachy or churchy, but something that touches the heart or soul. Or both ! We keep the theme about Earth, herbs, flowers, gardening and invite our readers to come and leave a favorite short poem or verse.  This would be ongoing.  I’ll [ ...click to read more ]

Winter Letter

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Making plans for a big, 1/2 acre garden this spring? People are also considering an indoor garden,  perhaps with hydroponics, counter-top growing mediums, or simply  windowsill herbs and sprouts. Where exotic vegetables were once only seen in upscale eateries or specialty markets, now single meal lettuces, [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 27

December 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

The angelica herb was named in honor of the archangel Raphael, who is said to have revealed to a monk that the plant could cure the plague. Sweet basil is sometimes called “the royal herb” for once long ago only royalty had access to the plants. The ancient Egyptians called the aloe  “plant of [ ...click to read more ]

December Recipes

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Salmon Filet – moist and flavorful 1 pound salmon filet 1/4 cup Kraft Miracle Whip 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried dill Preheat oven to 375 F. For easy clean-up line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the filet on the baking sheet. Spread the Miracle Whip evenly over the filet. Sprinkle [ ...click to read more ]