herb-garden

Canning Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a quintessential part of a spring garden. Ideally, this vegetable is enjoyed fresh or slightly sautéed in order to enjoy the flavor.

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The Versatile Mint: Peppermint Plant Uses

Peppermint plant uses are endless; this versatile mint does a lot more than make a refreshing drink. Peppermint is indispensable in my herb garden and so vigorous I can pull handfuls up by the roots and it always comes back, as fresh as ever.

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Growing Bay Leaves is Easy and Rewarding
June 8, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first bay laurel tree was a tiny four-inch seedling from the nursery. I found out quickly that growing bay leaves is not at all difficult. I …

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Growing Herbs Outdoors? Try These 7 Garden Themes

Add to Favorites By Gayle, Blossom’s Herb Farm – We are all inspired to plant a gigantic vegetable garden every year to cut costs at the grocery store. But have you ever …

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Allergies
May 22, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Fragrance sensitivity and allergies are becoming increasingly common in our society. Unfortunately, artificial fragrances are added to almost every skincare, bath, beauty, and even cleaning product on …

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DIY Wine Barrel Herb Garden
March 4, 2021 · · Growing

A DIY wine barrel herb garden is a great way to have your herbs right at your fingertips if you wish. Have you ever seen wine barrel planters in the store?

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Healing Herbs List: Safe and Effective Herbal Home Remedies
October 19, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing up in a large Lebanese family, herbs and spices were not only used to flavor food but to cure common ailments. I distinctly remember ginger for …

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A Guide to Herbs That Grow in Winter

Add to Favorites Just about when we’re ready to focus our energies indoors to hearth, home and family; and have the time, cooler temperatures and incentive to prepare some of …

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Building Bridges With Basil, Rosemary And Yarrow

Add to Favorites By Judith Andrews Starting a medicinal herb garden in early spring of 2013 was the beginning of bridge awareness—the bridge between fresh herbs and their equivalent essential oils, between traditional …

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How to Work a One-Acre Homestead

Add to Favorites When we purchased our home in upstate New York, we had no intention to create a one-acre homestead. We were thrilled that we had so much space …

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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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Learn How to Make Flavored Vinegar

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Remember when buying vinegar meant choosing between distilled, clear grain vinegar, cider, and a few choices of red and white …

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Flavoring Kombucha: My 8 Favorite Flavor Combos
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

About a year ago I learned how to make kombucha. From the start, I found that flavoring kombucha was really the fun part. Once you make your first batch, you can begin experimenting with kombucha recipes, adding things to enhance the flavor of your brew.

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How to Make White Wine Vinegar Flavored With Herbs
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Recently, I was walking through my herb garden with my neighbor and local herb expert, Rita Heikenfeld, when she spied my patch of scallions all a-bloom. She …

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Growing a Community with School Garden Grants
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites School garden grants are only a piece of what makes a plot sustainable. Much like a child, it takes a village to care for a school garden, …

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