From the Herb Basket – 29

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sensational Cinnamon Give your hair a boost. Mix 1/4 cup each of ground cinnamon and honey. Apply to the scalp, leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse. Cinnamon increases blood flow to the scalp and could stimulate hair growth. Make a moth repellent with 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon each black peppercorns and [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 12

August 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Terrific Toner: The tannins in witch hazel help it tone skin and tighten pores, leaving the skin cool and refreshed. It also helps kill breakout-causing bacteria. To make a skin toner, combine equal parts distilled water and witch hazel. Use a spray bottle or cosmetic pad to apply. Amazing Herbs: Adaptogens are a [ ...click to read more ]

Thank You Letter

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dear Readers, Meadow Walker and I would like to thank you, our valued readers for being there — because without you we wouldn’t be here ! We hope you continue to enjoy and make use of the articles in this blog. We would also like to thank Lost Empire Herbs for recognizing us as one of the “Top 50 [ ...click to read more ]

Six Drought Resistant Herb Plants

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you live in a drought-prone area, or you don’t have the time or resources to water your garden much, consider these beneficial yet drought-resistant herb plants. In addition, you may also want to lay down a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture in the soil (while also providing nutrients to the plants as [ ...click to read more ]

All About Cinnamon

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Cinnamon is a tall, evergreen tree. Native to Sri Lanka and India, it is also cultivated in Mexico and other tropical and semi-tropical countries. The flowers are small and pale yellow, blooming on long, elegant stems. The young leaves are reddish, turning to a dark green as they mature. The leaves are about 7 [ ...click to read more ]

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 ]