sweet pea soup
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
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.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
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.
Learn to grow stevia, a healthy, all-natural sweetener, at home.
Doctors have created a 'Peanut Patch' that will potentially treat the effect of peanut allergies.
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.
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
Don't throw away the Peeps left at the bottom of your Easter basket. They're the building blocks of many good projects.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
Polish nails naturally with safe ingredients like Argan oil.
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares the pros and cons of using stevia as a sugar substitute.
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
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!
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
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.
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods announces the availability of three new delicious varieties of Pearl Couscous: Whole Wheat, Natural Pearl and Tricolor Pearl Couscous.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
Herbal tincture brings deep sleep -- and shuts down the internal early-morning conversation.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
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.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
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?
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.
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.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore documents the beginnings of her family's organic food garden.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
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.
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.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
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.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
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.
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
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!
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
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.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
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.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
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.
This travel-savvy Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar recipe is high in nutrition and rich in great taste.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
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.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
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.
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.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
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 announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
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.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
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.
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.
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
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.
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.