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5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

"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

For The Kitchen, Herbs

Cucumber & Peach Salad

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

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Basil- For A Moment More & How To Make An Herbal Vinegar

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

For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

Lemon Verbena- An Herb That Should Get A Lot More Press!

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.[2] 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!

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How To Make Herbal Tea

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

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Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

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

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Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!

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!

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Could You Use A Little More Thyme?

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?

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Garlic & Texas

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

For The Kitchen, Homesteading

“Orange” You Glad You Read This!

What I am about to share with you is the simplest of all homesteading, self-sufficient things. Making your own orange oil cleaner. It is this simple: Peel oranges- eat the oranges Place the peelings in a large jar and cover the peelings with vinegar. Let set in a sunny window for about 3 weeks- longer… Continue reading “Orange” You Glad You Read This!