Sangria is the perfect summertime libation for a thirsty crowd. Fresh fruits and herbs combine with wine and liqueur for a colorful, festive 'punch' that packs a punch.
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!
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
No party is complete without cake, and this delicious Sunshine Cake has been the crowning glory of every Summer Solstice party I’ve ever thrown. Sharon Kebschull Barrett, one of my favorite herbal chefs, developed this recipe for her 1999 book Desserts from an Herb Garden (one of my bibles). Lemony, with a surprising hint of rosemary, this cake just tastes like summer—and the bright yellow color celebrates the sun.
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
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.
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.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
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?
Reap the benefits of parsley with this Parsley potato salad, a delicious addition to any summer meal.
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
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.
Feature this colorful herbed pasta salad as the main course at your next outdoor get-together.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
Because The Herbal Husband is originally from Peru, we like to have tropical plants in our garden. The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is one of our favorites. Try my three favorite nasturtium recipes.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
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!
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.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
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.