Seitan Piccata Recipe

Fit healthy meals into your hectic schedule with this quick recipe for Seitan Piccata

10 Amazing Herbs for Kids

Introduce your little ones to the benefits of herbs and natural remedies early in life with these herbs that are great for kids.

4 Herbs for Anxiety

Grow these four easy-to-maintain herbs in your garden to help relieve anxiety naturally.

Yummy Herbal Beverages

Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.

Simple Holiday Crafts with Herbs

Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.

Behold the Miracle of the Earth: 8 Healthy Living Tips

Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 2

The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 1

The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.

The Herb Shop Owners Who Inspired Me to Start My Blog

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.

The Herbal Harvest: 3 Lemon Verbena Recipes

The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.

Try This: Lemon Iced Tea Pops

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.

5 Herb Container Garden Favorites

The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.

Herb Farms A-Z: Finding Farms that Sell Herbs, Part 2

The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!

Herb Farms A-Z: Finding Farms that Sell Herbs, Part 1

The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.

Herb Catalogs: Ready, Set, and Plant Those Herbs, Part 1

Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!

A Reader’s Request: The Herbs of Shakespeare, Act One

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.

Growing a Lemon Tree at Home

This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.

17 Uses for Lemons

Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!

Herb Seed Catalogs Mark the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Spice Wreaths: Part 2

Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Dried Herb Wreaths: Part 1

Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.

What's in a Name? Growing the Best Sage Varieties

Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.

The Herb Channeler's Adventures with Jekka McVicar

The Lemon Verbena Lady spends time with Jekka McVicar, the "Queen of Herbs," and shows her the sights of Pittsburgh with herb gardens, both public and private, a retail experience and a delicious lunch cooked with fresh herbs and ingredients.

The Lazy Gourmet: Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

This sweet, tart, colorful salsa is a surprisingly complex medley that transforms simple and familiar flavors into something really special—but takes only about ten minutes to prepare.

Celebrating Horseradish: The 2011 Herb of the Year

The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  This was an herbal destination not to be missed.

Spring Favorites: The Good, the Bad and the Curly Chives

One of my favorite spring herbs chives comes in several different varieties. The uses for making herbal vinegar and cooking with chives are explored in this post and lots of resources for mail ordering unusual herbs such as curly chives are given.

Green Your Life: Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.

An Herbal Dream Come True

One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.

Addicted to the Herb Garden Planner

The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.

Herbs at the Mother Earth News Fair

The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!

Edible Delights: 3 Nasturtium Recipes

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.

Cleanse Your Liver Naturally

Your liver works hard every day, eliminating toxins and pollutants from your body. Give your liver some TLC with these tips for natural liver cleansing.

Now Is The Time To Prune Lavender

Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.

Love Your Basil: Lemon Basil

When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.

Spring Cleaning in the Garden

Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.

Waiting to Plant a Spring Garden

Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.

Holiday Decorating: Herbal Ornaments

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.

An Herbal Thanksgiving Tale

Learn how the Lemon Verbena Lady met her husband at Thanksgiving, along with delicious recipes.

The Lemon Verbena Lady's Favorite Herb

The Lemon Verbena Lady celebrates the one-year anniversary of her blog, discusses her favorite herb and shares a recipe for lemon verbena bread.

Tansy, Russian Sage and Ladybugs, Oh My!

Watch for beneficial ladybugs the next time you rid your garden of tansy.  The Lemon Verbena Lady shares pictures and a short story about tansy, russian sage and ladybugs in her herb garden.

Herbal Travels: Loire Valley, France

The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.

Herbal Travels: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.

Herbal Travels: The Cloisters

A visit to The Cloisters medieval museum and gardens in New York City reminds the Lemon Verbena Lady just how close gardens an art are related.

Putting the Garden Back in The Garden Gnome

We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.

When Cleaning Is Not a Chore

Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.