Herb Profiles

Herb Profiles

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Cooking With Thyme
The Greeks believed that Thyme imparted strength and fortitude. Later, in medieval time ladies embroidered thyme on scarves for their knights to carry as token of bravery. There are hund ...
Costmary: A Historical and Useful Herb
If you were to research the herb costmary online you would tend to find reference to it as a medieval herb, and your impression would be that it is seldom grown in modern times. This is suc ...
Cumin: A Savory Cooking Spice
Cumin is a spice that most of us associate with spicy Latin American food, but it's also used in Dutch, Belgian and even Austrian cooking. Ground cumin can be added to pot roast recipes, as ...
Dandelion Salad
We live by a small lake and this morning the "honking" of our Canadian Geese made me get up. I love to get the fresh coffee and head for the recliner where I can watch these 6 beautiful fow ...
Delicate Chervil
Chervil is a lacy looking herb that in some ways tastes much like a delicate licorce or tarragon type taste. It's hard to describe but it's a popular herb in Europe, and has caught on in the ...
Dill: It's not just a pickle spice!
Dill is not only a pretty foliage plant; it's fragrance is a "comfort smell" for many people. I barely touch it's feathery leaves and the smell of homemade dill pickles, crisp and savory, ru ...
Easter Lily Rx
By Sue Neitzel After the Easter celebration has passed, but before the Easter lily fades, use this holy flower for many medicinal purposes. ...
Easy Summer Herbs
Learn all about easy herbs to grow and use throughout the summer season! It's not too late to plant!
Freezing Herbs
Learn to freeze herbs for winter cooking with our tips and techniques!
Garden Sage: The Wise and Wonderful Herb
The old English word "sage" means a wise man, and this term comes from the belief that sage was thought to impart wisdom and improve one's m ...
Grow Your Own Horehound!
Horehound brings to mind the old fashioned horehound candy that so many people remember fondly from their childhoods. But horehound, Marrub ...
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Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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