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The coming cold and flu season is only one of the hundreds of reasons that immune function should always be at the top of your list of health priorities. The immune system doesn’t just keep sniffles away—it also is the body’s best defense against potentially deadly diseases, such as H1N1 flu, and well-known killers, such […]Read more »
By Lucinda Hutson In marketplaces all over Mexico, vendors sell bunches of cilantro throughout the year, but most of it is trucked in from high-altitude regions, where cooler nights prolong the growing season. Cilantro just can’t bear the heat, which is frustrating because the plants usually have already flowered and gone to seed by the […]Read more »
By Lucinda Hutson Fresh cilantro leaves and dried coriander seeds are not interchangeable; each has a distinct flavor and is used in its own way. I like the clean, citrusy flavor of freshly ground coriander sprinkled on tossed green salads, tuna salads, and deviled eggs. I use them to season melted garlic butter to drizzle […]Read more »
By Lucinda Hutson Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a gift to any garden, offering ornamental, culinary, medicinal, and aromatic allure. During its three-month growing cycle, this annual herb produces an abundance of pungent, savory emerald foliage, then a profusion of lacy white flower umbels, and finally the flurry of small, round fruits known as coriander seeds, […]Read more »
By Letitia L. Star Makes 2 cups The winning, flavorful combination of rosemary and sage imbues a subtle taste to these unique pickles. Also works great with green or yellow zucchini. • 1 small red or white onion, thinly sliced OR 1 1⁄4 cup chives, chopped • 2 cups cucumber, sliced • 2 to 4 sprigs […]Read more »
By Lemon Verbena Lady You can check out the Lemon Verbena Lady at her blog http://lemonverbenalady.blogspot.com. We have had beautiful weather here in the western Pennsylvania area, and I have been INDOORS preserving the herbal harvest. We were part of a garden tour this summer, so I wasn’t clipping as many herbs as I normally would […]Read more »
This warming tea is perfect for winter nights. Lemon-Ginger-Ginseng Tea Recipe • 1 cup dried ginger root • 1/2 cup dried eleuthero root • 1/4 cup dried American ginseng root, broken into small pieces • 1/4 cup dried lemon peel • Honey, to taste 1. Mix all herbs together in a bowl until well combined. […]Read more »