Inspiring Garden Quotes

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Meadow Walker: Let’s have an Inspirational Garden Quotes article. Not preachy or churchy, but something that touches the heart or soul. Or both ! We keep the theme about Earth, herbs, flowers, gardening and invite our readers to come and leave a favorite short poem or verse.  This would be ongoing.  I’ll [ ...click to read more ]

Winter Letter

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Making plans for a big, 1/2 acre garden this spring? People are also considering an indoor garden,  perhaps with hydroponics, counter-top growing mediums, or simply  windowsill herbs and sprouts. Where exotic vegetables were once only seen in upscale eateries or specialty markets, now single meal lettuces, [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 27

December 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

The angelica herb was named in honor of the archangel Raphael, who is said to have revealed to a monk that the plant could cure the plague. Sweet basil is sometimes called “the royal herb” for once long ago only royalty had access to the plants. The ancient Egyptians called the aloe  “plant of [ ...click to read more ]

December Recipes

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Salmon Filet – moist and flavorful 1 pound salmon filet 1/4 cup Kraft Miracle Whip 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried dill Preheat oven to 375 F. For easy clean-up line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the filet on the baking sheet. Spread the Miracle Whip evenly over the filet. Sprinkle [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 11

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

St. John’s Wort [ Hypericum perforatum] is probably the best known wort in modern medicine. Other common names are The Grace of God, and Touch and Heal. It is believed to reach its apex of healing on St. John’s Eve (June 23). It was and still is used to relieve headache, back pain, ulcers, sunburn and more. Just [ ...click to read more ]

November Recipes

November 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Pumpkin Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger 5 cups of low-sodium chicken stock 1 – 15 ounce can solid pack canned pumpkin In a large sauce pan, [ ...click to read more ]

Happy Halloween to All Our Readers !

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the Earth during Samhain. Treats were laid out to appease the spirits, and costumes were worn so the living would blend in with the departed. If you encounter spiders in your house on [ ...click to read more ]

All About Sage

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

To the ancients, including the Arabians, sage was associated with immortality, or at least longevity, and it was credited with increasing mental capacity. Sage [ Salvia officinalis ] is a hardy, perennial shrub-like herb with woody stems. The leaves have a “pebbly” texture, with veins that appear puckered. [ ...click to read more ]

October Eats

October 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tomato Soup with Sausage and Croutons 1 medium eggplant 2 medium zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil 14 ounce kielbasa 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil 1 clove garlic 1 cup seasoned Italian croutons In a large sauce pan or Dutch oven add the olive oil. Dice the eggplant, zucchini, and garlic and [ ...click to read more ]