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An Herbal Dream Come True

by Lemon Verbena Lady

Tags: Lemon Verbena Lady, Well Sweep Herb Farm, Jekka McVicar, Pineapple Sage Jelly, Four-Lined Plant Bug, Oregano,

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When I got the opportunity to guest blog for The Herb Companion magazine two years ago, I thought I had reached an herbal dream. Now I have been given the opportunity to have my own blog on the Herb Companion blogsite. I'm very excited and look forward to this new challenge with great herbal excitement.

I consider myself an herb channeler, meaning I try to find the most interesting herbal ideas and places for you, the readers.  I have always enjoyed the search, herbally speaking.  So I hope you will continue to inspire me with your comments and questions.

Dried Flowers
I wrote about this Christmas shop for herb lovers at Well Sweep in December 2010.
Photo by Nancy Heraud

I look forward to providing you with herbal shops and farms to visit both, like Well Sweep Herb Farm in New Jersey. (Read Herbal Travels: Well Sweep Herb Farm.) 

LVL's Herb Garden
I introduced you to Jekka McVicar's farm in Bristol, England in September 2010. 
Photo by Nancy Heraud

Or like when I visited Jekka McVicar's herb farm outside Bristol, England. (Read Meet Jekka McVicar: Queen of the Herbs.) 

Pineapple Sage Jelly
I showcased my favorite Pineapple Sage Jelly recipe in October 2009.
Photo by Nancy Heraud  

Also, I will continue to give you my favorite herbal recipes, like my Pineapple Sage Jelly.

I found this quote just recently in a cookbook from 1975 by Irma Goodrich Mazza called Herbs for the Kitchen. A gourmet said "Flavor is the soul of food and Irma added that herbs are the soul of flavor." Herbs add that depth of flavor to food like nothing else.

Four-lined plant bug
I showed you what the four-lined plant bug did to my precious oregano in May 2010.
Photo by Nancy Heraud

Most importantly, I get to talk about what's going on in my herb garden in southwestern Pennsylvania, like my least favorite pest of herbs, the four-lined plant bug, and give you solutions to manage them. (Read Herbal Pests: The Four-Lined Plant Bug.)

So join me in my continuing herbal adventures. Stop by my blog once in a while and hopefully we will enjoy the herbal journey together.

Jekka's Herb Farm
My herb garden in 2010.
Photo by Nancy Heraud 

If you have herb questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or e-mail me at I love your comments and questions. Talk to you soon.