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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!
Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
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.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
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!
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
Two electric cars, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, will be released this year. Which would you buy?
One editor discovers mountain basil at her local Farmer's Market.
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!
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.
Raising the garden height through raised garden beds to meet a person's physical needs allows for a stress- and strain-free gardening experience.
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
Weeds may be a pain to pull, but some weeds are edible—and good for your health! Try eating purslane. This weed is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
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.
Spring is the perfect time to wild craft gently soothing vulnerary herbs, such as plantain and violet leaf, to make healing oils and salves. Learn more about these wonderful springtime botanicals with useful recipes for infused oils and medicinal salves.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
Herbs can help increase fertility in men and women, but it's not recommended to take fertility drugs and herbs at the same time.
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
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.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
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.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
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.
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
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.
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.