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2/18/2011
Learn four ways you can enjoy herbs in your daily life.
1/13/2011
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
8/18/2011
These pressure cooking resources will help you make the most of your pressure cooker. Check out the recipes and recommended cooking times for pressure cookers.
10/29/2009
Editor in Chief, K.C. Compton, discovers a new cookbook that she has fallen in love with. What are your favorite cookbooks? 
11/24/2008
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date. 
4/6/2012
Want to take advantage of the health benefits of kale but don't know how to eat it? Brian Patton, author of The Sexy Vegan Cookbook, shares five ways to eat kale.
11/23/2010
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
12/8/2011
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
12/12/2014
Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
4/5/2012
Sit down with Brian Patton, author of "The Sexy Vegan Cookbook" and executive chef at Vegin' Out, to learn about being vegan and eating healthy.
6/10/2009
A solar-powered cooker made out of cardboard boxes, which aims to reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and the spread of water-borne diseases, took home the first prize at the Climate Change Challenge.
8/1/2011
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
9/9/2009
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
4/2/2014
If you're looking for a fruity cookie that's also high in fiber, look no further than this delicious recipe for Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies, courtesy Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
4/12/2011
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
5/9/2011
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
3/25/2009
Does the Cookie Monster no longer have a sweet tooth? What is he teaching our kids? Learn more.
6/20/2014
Try this healthy, gluten-free alternative to the typical coconut macaroon or chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up in no time.
10/28/2009
When I bake cookies, they look like pancakes. I need to adjust the recipe for a higher altitude, but I’m not sure how. I need your help!
11/6/2014
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
1/29/2010
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
1/29/2013
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
11/5/2008
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
12/21/2009
With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren’t making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They’re nuking. 
12/13/2011
Learning a few tips and tricks for cooking inexpensive cuts of meat can help you save grocery dollars on high-quality pastured, grass-fed and free-range meats.
3/28/2012
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
4/19/2010
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
12/11/2008
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
12/9/2011
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
5/17/2012
A Tulikivi soapstone fireplace and cook stove complement the off-grid lifestyle of a Montana man and his Earthship home.
12/23/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace bakes vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies for Santa Claus  
4/29/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst provides tips on how to be a greener cook.
10/8/2013
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
5/1/2008
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
12/3/2008
Every now and then I love bumping into something that makes my brain twitch. Fractals are my most recent obsession. Read more ...
11/13/2008
Matt divulges into who really wins in the end when McDonalds' stock is up and the stock market is down.
6/17/2008
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
1/17/2013
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
7/21/2009
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.
3/2/2012
Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
12/3/2008
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion. 
9/10/2009
Favorite spices are often passed down like heirlooms, but they rarely stay the same between generations.
4/30/2009
Anyone who has ever grown garlic knows how delicious the green tops are in spring salads and perhaps have even tossed a handful into a soup stock. With their heady garlic scent and bright green goodness, these edible green grasses are just the thing for winter weary palates.
3/21/2008
K.C. Compton's introductory blog on What Works ...
1/26/2009
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
1/12/2010
I know an awful lot about plants. I know precious little about cooking. Could the old adage be true? Does any good relationship have a gardener and a chef?
2/18/2009
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
4/3/2009
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
10/30/2013
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
1/25/2011
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
4/25/2011
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
2/9/2009
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
11/23/2010
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
3/25/2011
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
4/29/2009
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
2/16/2010
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup. 
9/16/2009
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy. 
3/12/2009
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
2/9/2010
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
5/4/2009
To celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo I'm throwing a party featuring some of the special Mexican herbs growing in my garden. Try these four unusual recipes: Black Bean Salsa with Cilantro, Papadzules, Minto Mojitos and Chocolate Banana Burritos!
6/10/2009
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey with this recipe, adapted from "The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook."
7/4/2012
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
8/22/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
12/10/2013
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
8/23/2012
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
3/17/2009
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
7/18/2012
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
5/18/2009
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
11/22/2011
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
7/29/2010
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
9/3/2014
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
10/9/2014
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
6/22/2010
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
12/2/2010
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
4/5/2012
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
3/9/2010
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
1/2/2012
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
11/11/2010
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
7/11/2012
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
12/8/2014
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.


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