2012

Herb Gifts for Under 20.00

December 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s crunch time and the last weekend before Christmas. I thought I would share some gift giving ideas with our viewers. Herb books are always welcome. Check Books A Million. Or Amazon. Still not to late to order books from Amazon if you do it today. One of my favorite books is The Whole Herb: For Cooking, [ ...click to read more ]

Fragrant Home for the Holidays

December 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

We all love the smell of cinnamon and other herbs during the holidays. Here are a few ideas to give your home that holiday scent. You’ll need a small crock pot and some dried herbs and spices. Recipe number one: Fill the crock pot with 6 to 8 cups of water and add 4 whole cinnamon sticks, the rind of a fresh [ ...click to read more ]

Holiday Herb Recipes

December 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’m going to a Christmas party this weekend. “Bring whatever you like,” says the hostess. This is what I’m taking to the party. White Grape Juice and Rosemary Martini 1 pint of good vodka 1 64 ounce bottle of white grape juice 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary Combine the vodka, grape juice and [ ...click to read more ]

Gifts From the Herb Garden

December 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

I make most of my gifts for friends and relatives. They appreciate the homemade things for use in the kitchen during the holidays. This is a recipe for orange flavored oil. Use a mild olive oil, so the orange flavor shines through. You can use this oil for dipping chunks of crusty bread, or for basting a pork [ ...click to read more ]

December Herb Garden- Things To Do

December 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Most plants in the herb garden will be dormant for the next several months, but others will continue to grow if temperatures remain above freezing. Protect the more tender herbs with cloches, agri-bond coverings or plastic tunnels. Protect herbs in planters and containers against frost and freezing temperatures. If [ ...click to read more ]

Homemade Herbal Cough Drops

November 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

The cold and flu season is upon us, and sooner or later we’ll wake up with a scratchy throat. The next time you’re in a pharmacy, read the ingredients on a package of cough drops. 90% sugar, food coloring, a drop of menthol, and preservatives. Which is why commercially prepared cough drops have a long [ ...click to read more ]