November 2015

From the Herb Basket – 24

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The ancient Egyptians called the aloe “plant of immortality” and Cleopatra used the gel to help preserve her beauty and tighten sagging skin on her neck and face.                                                                       -o0o- Named [ to read more ]

Herbal Cocktails

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Herbs and spirits seem to go together. Many of today’s premium liqueurs are made from centuries old recipes that paired herbs with alcohol. For example, Benedictine was made from a secret blend of herbs, closely guarded by the monks who distilled the drink. Creme de menthe’s flavor comes from Corsican mint, Mentha [ to read more ]

Autumn Recipes

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Greek Chicken and Potatoes 1/2 cup olive oil plus 3 tablespoons for greasing the pan 2 pounds of bone-in chicken 2 pounds of baking potatoes or you can use red potatoes 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 [ to read more ]