Wild Greens Pesto
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.
Last weekend—the second anniversary of the tornado that destroyed the small town of Greensburg, Kansas—residents invited the public to see its progress toward becoming one of the first green towns in the United States. Greensburg homeowners and business owners have rebuilt much of the town with eco-friendly construction materials.
DiggersList is giving away wildflower seeds to anyone who posts something for sale on its site, and Re-Nest just came out with an awesome guide to buying, selling and swapping stuff online. Spring cleaning just got easier!
After a wildfire destroyed their off-the-grid compound in Colorado, Betty and Rolland rebuilt—better than before—following Rolland’s creed: no plywood, no plastic and nothing that smells bad when it burns. The wildlife around their home approve.
Gone Studio, a design company offering post-petroleum products for the home and office, launches Greensleeve, its 100-percent petroleum-free iPad case made with zero-energy manufacturing.
Guest blogger Tracy Herz juggles greenspeak 101 while considering what products and certifications she will use in her West Virginia condo remodel.
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With Earth Day afoot, it’s important that the rest of our nation keep a close eye on Chicago’s green initiatives.
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James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
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.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
When a fire destroyed their home and office near San Luis Obispo, Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper seized the opportunity to build the off-the-grid straw bale home of their dreams. Their comfortable compound now houses two other families as well.
With spring brings fresh ingredients. Use fresh harvested herbs to whip up a flavorful pesto and pair it with buckwheat or your favorite grain to make a delicious grain salad. This Buckwheat Pesto Salad recipe comes courtesy Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and Melanie of Nutritious Eats.
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
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.
Turn your backyard into a bird-watching hub by learning how to attract birds to your yard.
The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
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Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Consider these three ideas before you kill the dandelions in your garden.
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
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.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
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Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
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Some of my favorite, effective natural skin care products include a powerfully healing skin cream, a dark-circle-erasing eye cream and a luxurious facial oil.
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.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
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.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
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.
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.