September 2012

Long Ago and Far Away

September 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rosemary was entwined into a wreath and worn as part of the bride’s headdress in Medieval times. Rosemary represented love and loyalty, which was something a bride longed for with her new husband. In Greek Mythology, the Stegian witches [ three sisters who consulted a huge glass oracle to read the future], grew [ to read more ]

Quick and Easy Herb Recipes

September 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Salsa and Cilantro Dressing 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa [ fresh or bottled ] 1/2 cup of French dressing 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh cilantro In a glass bowl, mix all ingredients with a spoon. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Serve on salads or mixed greens. Use as a dip for tortilla chips or raw vegetables. [ to read more ]

All Natural Herbal First Aid

September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Always good to have these in the home for minor illness, scrapes, burns, colds and flu. Aloe vera gel: For cooling and healing, aloe is at the top of my list for herbal first aid. Aloe vera soothes inflamation of sunburn, minor kitchen burns, blisters, insects bites and scrapes. Calendula or comfrey salve: Calendula [ to read more ]

Herb Culture

September 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Herbs in general are very easy to grow. Most are quite free from damage by diseases and insects. A few short rows in the vegetable or flower garden will supply more than enough for the average family. Keep this in mind when locating herbs in the garden. Group herbs according to light requirements [ full sun or partial [ to read more ]

Making Herbal Tussie-Mussies

September 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Long before the days of the telephone, computers, fax machines and text messages, miniature herbal bouquets were a special means of communication. Tussie-mussies are composed of herbs and flowers with different meanings that varied from century to century. Since they were often held up to the nose to mask offensive [ to read more ]