Strawberry Lavender Soup
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
July is National Berry Month! Kick off the start of this month—and celebrate our nation's independence—with this recipe for Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes, courtesy of Driscoll's.
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
Fresh basil, cilantro and parsley give this cold, tangy tomato soup fresh summertime flavor. You can make enough soup to feed a crowd in minutes. Enjoy!
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
There is nothing better for building community than gathering your friends and neighbors for a soup party. Here are five ideas to help you plan yours.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Eggling makes growing herbs easy, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
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!
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
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.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
A new "relaxing room" in England reinforces the aromatherapy benefits of lavender. Learn how to incorporate lavender in your everyday life.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Ever wondered: what is quinoa? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Sopa de Quinoa recipe.
Ever wondered: what is teff? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for teff stew.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
As public attention turns increasingly towards natural healing methods the benefits of herbal essential oils become more relevant.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but the concoctions we find on store shelves are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. In this recipe, fresh herbs add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.
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.
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.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
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.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
Inspired by back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing, Kate NaDeau grows her own food and enjoys the simple pleasures of seasonal living in her handbuilt stone cottage in Maine. She is the epitome of good wabi-sabi living.
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
This Mother’s Day, treat her to a selection of luxurious, all-natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products that are ideal for new moms, moms-to-be and their babies.
This lavender face toner from emerginC is a light, refreshing and gentle toner, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
Shrink your dryer sheet waste and use a dryer sachet instead. Learn about the benefits of dryer sachets, how to make your own sachet and a few ideas about what to do with your used dryer sheets.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule.
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
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.
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.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
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!