When thinking of gardening, cooking, eating healthy, one cannot get away from the beauty and necessity of herbs. Regardless of your goal- to grow healthy food for you and your family, to attract butterflies, to make your gardens beautiful or to simply delight your senses- herbs fit the bill. For the most part, herbs are… Continue reading Herbs: An Overview
"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often. I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot. The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden
I am in the middle of a lovely and busy week. Heather of the Texas Worm Ranch and I teamed up for a class on Tuesday. We had a sweet, small group of ladies who enjoyed a wonderful herb themed lunch. Those recipes will be posted later. First, I need to post the recipe I… Continue reading Cucumber & Peach Salad
As I left out on my morning run, for the first time this year I wore a hooded sweatshirt over my t-shirt and wind-pants with a cap on my head. For us here in East Texas, that is just almost cold. I could see my breath but there was no frost on the ground, just… Continue reading Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar
Lemon Verbena: Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to western South America. Common names include lemon verbena and lemon beebrush. It was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century and cultivated for its oil. Lemon Verbena was/is used by those believing in magic and spells. Lemon Verbena is for love- to make yourself attractive to the opposite sex. I don't know about… Continue reading Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!
Cool weather makes one want a nice cup of hot tea, and an herbal tea will not only warm the soul but it will boost your immune system as well. To Make A Tea: Place one teaspoon of dried herbs in a tea bag, a tea egg, or loose in a cup and pour hot… Continue reading How To Make Herbal Tea
I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes. The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top. While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did and do not. Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary
When folks think of herbs, Rosemary is always one that comes to mind. We have sold a lot of rosemary which always surprises me given the fact that once Rosemary is established it grows quickly and makes a rather large shrub. It would seem that one plant would be all a person needed in a… Continue reading Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!
This is one from the archives, but I love this herb and thought it worth repeating! Thyme Lovely plant and wonderful scent Kitchen Dictionary: thyme Pronounced: TIME This is one of those little plants that laughs in the face of a Texas summer and remains undaunted by a few freezes. The creeping variety has been… Continue reading Could You Use A Little More Thyme?
As we get out and about now selling our herbs a Farmer's Markets and Garden Festivals, I am frequently asked if I have any garlic. When I ask questions to clarify just what the customer is looking for, I am surprised that they are looking for seedlings so that they can grow their own Garlic. … Continue reading Garlic & Texas