June 2012

How To Prepare An Infused Oil

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

You will need a clean quart glass jar that is completely dry inside. Place 1/2 cup of dried herb of choice inside the jar and add 2 cups of good quality extra virgin olive oil. Cut out a circle of waxed paper a little larger than the top of the jar. Place the waxed paper over the top of the jar and secure with a [ ...click to read more ]

Growing Basil

June 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

One of the easiest and most popular culinary herbs to grow is the common or sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Native to southern Asia and islands of the South Pacific, this tender annual is primarily grown for its aromatic leaves which are used fresh or dried. Basil requires a sunny location which receives at least 6-8 [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

June 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Giving an herbal gift is a healthy way to celebrate Father’s Day ! Here are some gift ideas, including some you can make yourself: If he likes to cook with fresh herbs, consider herb scissors, with parallel blades for cutting chives and other herbs, to avoid smashing them. Herb keeper – keeps fresh cut [ ...click to read more ]