This is the best method for delicate herbs that would lose some of their flavor and quality in hot infusions: herbs such as lemon balm or lemon verbena, and many flowers.
Every year, thousands of people grow dill in their gardens for pickling or just adding it to recipes (see our creamy dip and herbed cheese), but did you know that dill can help your digestive system in many ways? Without getting into all the scientific aspects of the herb, let’s focus on the fact that […]
Many common kitchen herbs are also used in herbal medicine. Use these herbs in cooking, in herbal infusions and herb teas – and in baths and home beauty treatments. An infusion of sage is one of the best herbal remedies for a sore throat. Red sage is especially good for throat infections. Sage also […]
You may know it as the toothpaste herb, but mint is a lot more than a flavor for your mouthwash, lozenge, or toothpaste. Its fresh smell and taste add a lovely flavor to salads, smoothies, meat, and tea. Mint is very easy to grow. In fact, it grows so well that you may soon […]
Any way that you look at it, herbs are a win-win for the gardener. In the kitchen, they’re indispensable; in the garden they’re beautiful, textural, and attract beneficial insects. Plus, herbs are one of the easiest plant groups to grow. In fact, when a would-be-vegetable-gardener asks me what crop they should grow first, I […]