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 ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 11

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

St. John’s Wort [ Hypericum perforatum] is probably the best known wort in modern medicine. Other common names are The Grace of God, and Touch and Heal. It is believed to reach its apex of healing on St. John’s Eve (June 23). It was and still is used to relieve headache, back pain, ulcers, sunburn and more. Just [ ...click to read more ]

November Recipes

November 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Pumpkin Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger 5 cups of low-sodium chicken stock 1 – 15 ounce can solid pack canned pumpkin In a large sauce pan, [ ...click to read more ]

Happy Halloween to All Our Readers !

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the Earth during Samhain. Treats were laid out to appease the spirits, and costumes were worn so the living would blend in with the departed. If you encounter spiders in your house on [ ...click to read more ]