Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie
Cinnamon basil offers a mild cinnamon flavor to the dishes you infuse it with. This holiday season, try Ramona Werst's herbal twist on the traditional pumpkin pie: Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
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.
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her sugary-sweet recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.
Save money and waste less! Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how to get the most out of your pumpkins.
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Love those little expensive, jars of sun-dried tomatoes? Try this simple technique to make oven-dried tomatoes—a perfect way to preserve your end-of-season harvest.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Kathy Amen grows pumpkins straight out of a fairy tale.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
Try this award-winning recipe from 1963 to make sweetly wonderful cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon is full of health benefits. It protects from health problems such as infections, heart disease, migraines and arthritis, and it even helps boost your brain function.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
A night in turns culinary delight with delicious pumpkin sage risotto made with local pumpkin and homegrown sage.
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
Learn how to make ricotta cheese with guest blogger Pier Jones. For the beginner cheesemaker, ricotta is a surefire confidence builder.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
One editor discovers mountain basil at her local Farmer's Market.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
This basil appetizer can be made ahead of time. Just mix sauce in a crock pot, add meatballs and cook. They'll be the hit of the party!
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
Enjoy South Beach food, culture and the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Guest blogger Cynthia Meredith has recently invested in a wide varieties of specialty basils, which include Holy basil, Mtule basil and much more. Check out her basil tips.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Eggling makes growing herbs easy, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
The spicy flavor of 'Spicy Globe' basil adds a unique taste to many sauces and fresh fruit desserts. Try my delicious 'Spicy Globe' Blackberry Tart.
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
Love the pumpkin spice latte? Then try this dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe that calls for real pumpkin—not just flavoring!
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Colorful Harvest is a specialty produce company out of California and have developed a delicious new corn, Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. Guest blogger Ramona Werst created a risotto recipe using 'Spicy Globe' basil and Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. You can replace the corn with a sweet corn and it will be a tasty dish.
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
An article in Oprah says it's the fresh herbs that make the difference.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
Do you know your herbal history? Learn about the folklore and legends that surround a popular herb.
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
Our newest guest blogger discusses her experience as a naturopathic doctor and shares one of her favorite plants—holy basil.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil harvest.
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Basil is the perfect herb to grow in Texas during the mid- to late-summer heat.
The Guerilla Gardener plants marigolds, basil, tomatoes and other herbs and plants in downtown Kansas City.
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.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
Dehydrate fruits and veggies faster with Excalibur Food Dehydrators. Be sure to check out Excalibur’s recipe for Dried Tomato and Basil Sauce.
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
In the first of this series, we test out a hydroponics growing kit by planting lettuce and herbs indoors under the lights of a Worm's Way hydroponics system.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before. You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!