• Rosemary
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    Rosemary

    Rosemary is a relative to the mint family and the name is derived from its Latin origin to mean “dew of the sea.” Rosemary is very common in Mediterranean cuisine and has somewhat of a bitter astringent taste to it. While that is true it compliments oily foods very nicely. A tisane can be made from the Rosemary leaves and that is also very popular when cooking. First, it is burned and then added to a BBQ to flavor various foods. Sage, unlike many other herbs, has a high nutritional value to it and is rich in iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6, and is more nutritional in its dried form rather than fresh. Rosemary should be harvested just as you are going to use it because it truly…

  • How to Plan Your Herb Garden
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    How to Plan Your Herb Garden

    This article is dedicated to planning a successful herb garden. If you have planted herb gardens in previous years this will help to revamp and refresh one already have. Go to your Garden Center and see what herbs are available and suitable for your area. This is important if you are planning an outside herb garden. If you are planning an inside herb garden, since you control the atmosphere, you can choose whatever you like. My suggestion here would be to select a theme for your herb garden. You can plant them for cooking herbs, cosmetic herbs, medicinal herbs, or fragrance herbs use. Be realistic about your plants. Check your whole property to find the right spot. Look for sun or shade,…

  • Lavender
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    Lavender

    Lavender has become the most popular aromatic herb. In fact, in 1999, the “queen of herbs” was named as the “year of lavender!” As one of the most loved aromatic herbs, lavender has been cultivated and used throughout the centuries. In ancient times, the Egyptians used lavender in incense and perfume and it was even used in the mummification process. The Arabs, Greeks and Romans used lavender as an offering to their gods. Because of its tendency to render a better quality essential oil, true lavender — which is found in the French and Mediterranean Alps, growing in altitudes of 6,000 feet — is considered to be the most effective of these aromatic…




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