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11/11/2011
It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. But don't limit yourself to apple desserts. Create savory apple dishes with the help of these delicious herbs.  
10/25/2011
Learn to grow stevia, a healthy, all-natural sweetener, at home.
7/11/2011
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
9/10/2009
Favorite spices are often passed down like heirlooms, but they rarely stay the same between generations.
3/29/2012
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares the pros and cons of using stevia as a sugar substitute.
6/12/2009
Creating premixes of herbs and spices is a great way to give new flavor to your usual dishes.
6/14/2011
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
3/17/2011
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
2/10/2010
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
9/8/2009
Guest blogger Desiree Bell, explains the difference between herbs and spices once and for all.
8/4/2010
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
8/25/2010
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here. 
5/5/2011
Happy May 5th. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like me, then today is the day to whip up your favorite tacos, snack on sensational salsa and, most importantly, mix yourself some margaritas. This year, why not try the stevia-sweetened mix Sinless Margarita.
3/7/2011
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
2/2/2009
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
2/18/2013
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
5/29/2014
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
7/18/2011
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.
5/12/2011
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
2/8/2012
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
1/10/2011
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
12/30/2009
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
12/11/2009
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
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.
1/16/2012
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.
3/14/2013
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
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.
2/23/2011
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
4/21/2011
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
6/9/2011
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.
8/24/2011
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
6/5/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits the VanDusen Botanical Garden's herb garden and finds that it doesn't take a lot of room to have a fragrant and flavorful herb garden.
3/9/2010
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
7/17/2014
This travel-savvy Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar recipe is high in nutrition and rich in great taste.
12/11/2012
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
1/23/2013
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
5/18/2012
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
6/20/2012
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
12/21/2011
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
8/24/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews all-natural, vegan Hurraw! lip balm's new Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm and Tinted Cinnamon Lip Balm.
8/31/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.


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