Growing Herbs

Articles on how to grow herbs.

Tips on Cooking With Herbs

May 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

When using herbs in salad dressings, allow the flavors to mellow ten minutes before serving. Work the flavors of herbs into meat, poultry, and fish by rubbing the herbs with your hands before cooking. The warmth of your hands will release the herbal oils. Bouquets of fresh herbs can be placed in jars or [ to read more ]

May Recipes

May 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Herb Vinegars Tarragon and Red Wine Vinegar 20 fresh tarragon leaves 10 juniper berries 2 cups red wine vinegar Place tarragon and berries in a clean 16 ounce glass jar. Slowly pour in the vinegar, cap the jar and store it in a cool dark place. Allow the flavors to mellow a few days before using. Rice Vinegar With [ to read more ]

Your “Sweet Smelling” Home

April 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

My colleagues at work were talking about air fresheners. I wondered to myself, “What synthetic chemicals do they put in those things?” Searching the internet brought up a lot of negative information about commercial air “fresheners”. I would agree that few things are more pleasant than coming home and walking [ to read more ]

Superb Herbs

April 17, 2015 // 6 Comments

Garden centers and nurseries are full of bedding plants this month. More than ever, herbs are extremely popular. With such an array to choose from it’s a hard decision. I’m often asked to recommend the “best herbs.” As far as herbs are concerned – all of them in my opinion. Here are [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 22

April 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Milk thistle tea can help prevent post nasal drip. Sipping a cup or two daily reduces post nasal drip, runny nose and other pollen-triggered miseries. Milk thistle’s active ingredient [ silymarin] encourages the liver to flush out symptom-lingering immune proteins. Check your local health store for Alvita Milk [ to read more ]

All About Bee Balm

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bee Balm ~ Monarda Didyma – Lamiaceae Native to North America and discovered by the Indians, it is the ingredient in the famous Oswego tea. The Oswego Indians brewed the Bee Balm leaves into a refreshing tea for stamina and for medicinal purposes. The Oswego Indians introduced white settlers to the health [ to read more ]

Herbs in Astrology – First House Aries

March 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Aries the Ram… March 21st- April 21st Element- Fire Planet-Mars Metal- Iron Negative qualities-forceful, stubborn, and strong -willed Positive qualities-passionate and idealistic Birthstone- diamond Best day- Tuesday Lucky numbers- 7 and 9 Best colors- red, green, pink Foods for best health- onions, spinach, [ to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 6

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

With literally thousands of herbs with medicinal properties, it would be very difficult for me to choose which to keep on hand at home. I have selected these herbs for their safety and well-known medicinal properties. By stocking these herbs in the home pharmacy, you’ll always have a stash for a variety of [ to read more ]