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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? 
9/16/2009
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy. 
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. 
2/9/2010
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
3/25/2014
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
6/30/2009
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
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.
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.
9/30/2010
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
12/15/2008
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
5/12/2010
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
10/13/2011
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a family-friendly recipe for spaghetti casserole.
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.
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.
9/23/2010
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
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.
6/10/2009
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
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. 
3/12/2009
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
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!
7/4/2012
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
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.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
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!
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.
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.


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