Herbs

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

Do you love the smell of Christmas? Who doesn’t? This recipe for all natural simmering potpourri uses homemade ingredients and spices that are easy to find at the grocery store. Add a beautiful hand-crafted gift jar and you have the perfect inexpensive homemade Christmas gift […]

Make Storage Jars for Your Herbs

Make Storage Jars for Your Herbs

Finding good storage jars for my dried herbs and flowers wasn’t hard at first. I used old canning jars, handed down through my husband’s family, that were not suitable for food preservation. As I ran out of jars, I needed an inexpensive solution. This is […]

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

It’s easy to learn how to make elderberry syrup. Elderberry, the berries from the shrub Sambucus nigra, is a relatively safe and effective treatment for influenza. There’s research to support this assertion. It is also helpful when you have the common cold.  Here’s how to […]

Five Uses for Garden Herbs

Five Uses for Garden Herbs

What are the uses of garden herbs? One of the questions I’m often asked about herbs is, “Okay, so you’ve grown all these herbs. There’s only so many you can sprinkle on your food. What do you do with them all?” Let’s take a look […]

Recipe for Lemon Parsley Jelly

Recipe for Lemon Parsley Jelly

Have you ever looked at your herb garden and wondered what you would do with all of that parsley? Aside from feeding these guys: (Eastern swallowtail butterfly caterpillar) Parsley is often used as a garnish but it offers tremendous nutrition. Contained within its leafy green […]

How to Make Herbal Vinegar

How to Make Herbal Vinegar

It’s easy to make herbal vinegar and the results are delicious! Make Herbal Vinegar Have you ever seen fancy bottles of vinegar and oil at home stores? They’re usually colorful bottles filled with herbs and liquid. Many people give them as gifts and housewarming presents. […]