Category Archives: Recipes

Herbal Teas

As most of you know or may have guessed, I’m a tea addict so I’m always trying new combinations of herbs for tea blends.   Actually, my entire passion for herbs began with tea herbs when I impulsively picked up … Continue reading

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Italian Dandelions

I admit it, I’m a sucker for something “new” in the seed catalogs.  I say “new” because sometimes an offering has been around for a while, but it didn’t catch my eye at the time, or I wasn’t interested right … Continue reading

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Basil Seed Caviar

It’s funny sometimes how memories click in.  While sorting various basil seeds into the seed box (see “Winter Projects” post for more on that) a memory of gardening author Jim Wilson’s visit to my herb farm years ago flashed.  He … Continue reading

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New Year’s Luck

I grew up on a farm, two miles from a town that we rarely visited except to go to school and church, and on Friday nights during basketball season. (This is Indiana, after all and high school basketball was almost a … Continue reading

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Fava Bean update

  I’m learning a lot more about fava beans, or broad beans.  Here’s what I did with the first batch, a simple adaptation of a recipe by Raymond Sokolov.  I picked up his MARVELOUS book, “A Canon of Vegetables: 101 … Continue reading

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The Thymes they are a-changing

    Thyme is one of the best-loved of all herbs.  A versatile and durable perennial, its creeping branches can soften the harshest of rock walls, turn a stone into a comfortable tuffet or make a sunny bank into a fragrant … Continue reading

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