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Guest post by Susan Berry from Grit. Just because Summer is gone doesn’t mean you can’t have the taste of Summer fresh herbs this time of year. Fresh herbs are very pricey in the supermarket so why not grow your own indoors this Winter? When Spring comes back, and it always does, simply harden your indoor herb […]Read more »
Pack a picnic and take your parties outside! Authors and food writers Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and Jen Stevenson believe picnicking is an effortless way to entertain. In their recent book, The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket (Artisan, 2015), the offer dozens of creative dishes, shopping guides and advice for the novice picnicker. Try the following […]Read more »
Nettles are wonderful for stimulating the hair follicles, resulting in more (and healthier) growth. Apple cider vinegar is invaluable for your hair and scalp. It balances the pH, removes product buildup, eases dandruff, combats hair loss by strengthening the follicle and stimulating growth, detangles, adds shine, reduces frizz, and prevents split ends. Plus, it’s cheap. […]Read more »
Nettles (Urtica dioica) are one of my absolute favorite herbs. Wait — have I said that already about some other herb? Hey, it’s hard not to love them all. But nettles are definitely my favorite. Aside from being a powerhouse healing herb, it’s one of the most ignored (or feared, depending on how you feel […]Read more »
Salad dressing is something I have not purchased in a very long time. Back when I did purchase it, the ingredient list, no matter how “organic”, always contained something I had concerns about. As a result, I began making my own dressing and will never turn back. It is so simple and one of the […]Read more »
Chive Flower Vinegar Collect a good 2-3 cups of fresh chive flowers. Place in a quart jar and cover flowers with white vinegar. Be sure to use white not apple cider. Seal the jar with a plastic, not metal lid as it will leach vitamins and minerals from the vinegar. Set in a sunny window […]Read more »
Just like dear Cinderella who was looked down upon by her ugly step-sisters, chives are the hidden treasure herb of the garden. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about chives that may help you better appreciate this Cinderella herb. Allium schoenoprasum is a member of the Lilaceae-lily family with a milder flavor […]Read more »
Incorporating herbs as condiments is great way to add flavor as well as nutrients to your diet. Condiments can be made with fresh or dried herbs and can be sprinkled on or added to salads, soups and really anything you are eating.If you look the word condiment up in the dictionary it is described as […]Read more »
June is a very busy time here at our herb farm. There are so many things that need to be harvested and dried. This week I’ve been up with the sun collecting red clover (Trifolium pratense) and then I move on to two hours of picking roses. Almost nothing is planted in rows which means […]Read more »
Hello, again, fellow lovers of everything natural! I love this list so much, I HAD to share it! I compiled this list over the past few years, based on research and experience. These are, in my humble opinion, the most essential herbs/herbal essential oils that EVERYONE should have on hand, for daily use or emergencies! Please don’t […]Read more »