November 2013

Good for You ~ Ginger

November 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

In merry old England during the 17th century, a pound of ginger could be traded at the market for one healthy female sheep. This twisted and gnarled herb has been around for thousands of years, valued not only as a seasoning but also for use in herbal medicine. When brewed as a tea, it can ease morning sickness and [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

November 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Certain herbs can warm you up from the inside out. They can improve circulation and bring warmth to the extremities. Allspice: Add ground allspice to holiday marinades, roasted vegetables, cookies and pumpkin pie. Its sweet and spicy aroma will boost your mood. Horseradish: This tangy herb is a natural detoxifier that [ to read more ]

November in the Herb Garden

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Balmy days and chilly nights, and soon fresh herbs from the garden will be in short supply. Tender herbs such as basil, dill, cilantro and chervil will die when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. So harvest them now. Bring them in and sort through the stems and leaves. Dry some of the herbs, freeze the rest for [ to read more ]

Detox With Refreshing Waters

November 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lemon/lime and mint: Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate the digestive track, encourages bile production, so important for a healthy liver. Mint leaves help with digestion and relieve heartburn. Mint also helps relax stomach cramps resulting from undigested fats. You’ll need a gallon of spring or mineral water. [ to read more ]