Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explores a new concept in farmer's markets—a floating farmer's market in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares how snow has helped her winter herb garden grow.
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina.
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
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.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
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.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before. You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips.
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
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.