Tag Archives: herbs

Saturday Spotlight: Lemongrass

In the last few years, I have come to love all things lemongrass. Lemongrass is one of my favorite tea herbs, either used by itself or mixed with mints, lemon balm or lemon verbena. Of course it’s an essential ingredient … Continue reading

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Homemade: Calendula Infused Oil

A couple of weeks ago I talked about growing and drying one of my favorite garden plants: Calendula. Now I want to continue this little mini-series by talking about how to make a Calendula oil infusion. Simply put, infusion is … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Calendula

Normally I do a spotlight on a specific variety of a plant, but today’s spotlight is on a species of flowering plant that has been grown in gardens for centuries: Calendula officianalis. The cheery orange or yellow blossoms of Calendula … Continue reading

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It’s Drying Time Again

The dehydrator has been staying busy lately here, doing everything from drying flowers, herbs and peppers to making fruit leathers from apples and peaches. I have gotten so used to the sound of it running, that the kitchen sounds really … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Spearmint ‘The Best’

I love mints of all kinds, and over the years I have managed to collect quite an assortment of them. I grow all these mints in containers, since I learned years ago that mint was too unruly to plant in … Continue reading

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