Give Gifts that Give Back

The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.

A Mutant Grows in Kansas: Update

K.C. Compton hones in on the mystery of what variety sunflower is reaching for the sky in her back yard. And also sends kind wishes to the swallowtail butterfly who destroyed her parsley plant.

Recommendations for a Lazy Gardener?

In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.

Natural Products Expo West 2009

I’m finishing up the loose ends on my desk before I head off for Southern California (where I hear it’s raining) and the amazing world of the 2009 Natural Products ExpoWest.

Chukar Cherry Salsa Recipe Mystery

Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.

Cooking with KC - Italian Pasta

Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date. 

No Bark with No Bite

For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.