All About Lemon Grass

July 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lemon Grass [ Cymbopogon citratus ] Originally native to grasslands in Southeast Asia, lemon grass is now cultivated in many tropical regions, including Guatemala, the West Indies (Antilles and Caribbean area), and the Philippines. It is used as a culinary herb and in distillation for its essential oil. The herb is a [ ...click to read more ]

Urban Homesteading ~ Self Responsibility

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

This video is produced by a friend of mine, Jacqueline DuBois [ The Moon Mother.net ] In the video, Jackie discusses taking personal responsibility for prepping, growing your own food, the economy, and much more. Each one of us has a purpose in life and she has found hers. I wanted to share this video with my [ ...click to read more ]

Gardening Tips

June 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

In the garden, don’t be concerned with having perfectly straight rows. To fill in empty areas in a row, consider planting bush beans, garlic, onions, or marigolds. Marigolds and garlic provide color and also deter pests and insects. Label all plants growing in containers or in the gardens. It’s easy to forget what [ ...click to read more ]

Kitchen Tips and Suggestions

June 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Seed Spices Annatto Cumin Nutmeg Coriander Yellow Mustard Celery Fenugreek Green Cardamom Fennel Star Anise Caraway   Keep It Fresh – Storing Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Correctly Leave on the counter: tomatoes, peaches, plums, avocados, melons, mangoes, kiwifruits, bananas. Store in fridge: berries, corn, [ ...click to read more ]

Solstice Full Moon ~ June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

See Solstice Full Moon … The Full Moon appears on the same night as the Summer Solstice. The last time this occurred was June, 1948 [ A very good year for many reasons ]. http://www.almanac.com The Old Farmers Almanac Gather herbs tomorrow. Plant roses and beans, stake tomatoes and feed pepper plants 1 [ ...click to read more ]

June Recipes

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cherry Tomato and Feta Sauté 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons minced shallots or green onions 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped mint In medium skillet over medium heat, cook cherry tomatoes, shallots and garlic in olive oil, or until [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 26

May 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

Beautiful basil — it’s packed with calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. These work together to help lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Basil is also rich in vitamin K, which boosts circulation and keeps arteries clear. Use fresh basil if possible in teas, pasta dishes, salads, or for making a wonderful [ ...click to read more ]

Salad Herbs

May 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Each of these herbs have a distinct flavor and texture. If space in the garden is limited, they can be grown in planters. They require at least four hour of sunlight each day, and evenly moist soil. I suggest you begin with the 4 inch starter herb plants from a garden center or nursery. Seeds will take awhile, and [ ...click to read more ]
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