How to Dry and Store Fresh Hara Dhania (Cilantro) for a Year
Learn how to dry and store hara dhaniya (fresh cilantro) so that it keeps well for a year. Recipe video included.
Season With Dill for Tangy Flavor and an Immunity Boost
In addition to adding flavor to fish dishes and pickles, dill boosts our bone health and immunity. Learn more about this versatile herb that's essential to have in your herb garden or on your spice rack.
Cool Mint's Uses and Benefits, With Iced Sun Tea Recipe
Mint spreads out and graces our gardens all summer long. From mint juleps to garnishing iced sun tea and salads, mint helps us celebrate these longer days and sultry nights by adding a cooling touch to all the foods and drinks we set out on our tables.
Thyme for Inspiring Courage and Saving Lives (Plus Recipe)
Thyme has been a symbol of courage since ancient history, carried into battle by Roman soldiers. It was also used to heal people touched by the Black Plague. Included in this article is a recipe for a tasty side dish of mushrooms sauteed with butter, thyme, and lemon juice.
Making Your Own Dried Parsley at Home
This article will give you the information you need for making your own dried parsley at home. Homemade items are always better, healthier, and cheaper than the grocery store. With a simple dehydrator, you can do so much for your family and their diet, including drying your own herbs.
The Real Reason Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap
If you think cilantro (coriander) tastes bad, then you are part of the 20% of the population that is genetically offended by the herb. These people have a variation of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to detect aldehydes—a compound found in cilantro that is also a by-product of soap.
How to Easily Create Your Own Fresh or Dried Bouquet Garni
If you've never used a bouquet garni, you're in for a treat. Rather than one herb, these are a collection of herbs. Here's an easy recipe on how you make it and use it.
Substitute Dried Rosemary for Fresh: How to Dry Rosemary
This post discusses how to substitute dried rosemary for fresh, with great tips on how to dry rosemary.
Flavors of the World: Dill of Europe and Western Asia
This native of southern Russia, the Mediterranean, and western Africa is sweet, fragrant, versatile, and easy to grow. Join me for hints on how to cultivate and use dill in a variety of dishes.
Exploring the Exotic Flavor of Cumin (Plus Recipes)
Curries and couscous, tagines and tacos—foods with very distinct flavors. But they all share one common element—cumin. Learn how this fragrant herb has become central to cooking throughout the world.
Exploring Basil: A Simple Plant With a Complicated Story
Basil is a simple plant with a complicated life story. Let me tell you about the history of this fragrant deer-proof herb, and I'll share some recipes with you along the way.
Exploring Thyme (No Knowledge of Quantum Physics Required)
Allow me to share a "brief history of thyme” (no knowledge of quantum physics needed). Used by ancient Egyptians, adored by the Romans, immortalized by Shakespeare—every cook needs a little more thyme.
Exploring Sage: It's Not Just for Thanksgiving Day Stuffing
Sage—it's not just for the Thanksgiving Day stuffing. Let me tell you about the history of this hearty, deer-proof herb, and I will share some recipes with you along the way.
Exploring Garlic: How to Grow and Cook With This Wonderful Herb
It's a simple herb with a complex personality. Garlic can be sweet and mellow or sharp and pungent, and it can enhance almost all of your savory meals. I will tell you how to tame and grow this culinary treasure.
How to Grind Up Fresh, Organic Rosemary And Greek Oregano
How to grind up fresh organic rosemary and Greek oregano. Works with non-organic herbs too!
Tips & Tricks for Drying Herbs in a Convection Oven
Drying herbs with a convection oven or stove is easy and gives the most aromatic and flavourful oregano. In under 12 hours, the herbs from your garden will be ready for your cupboard so you can use them year-round!
How to Make Candied Rosemary, a Sweet Garden Treat
Making delicious, refreshing candied rosemary is easy with this old-fashioned recipe. Use candied rosemary in mixed drinks, as a garnish for desserts, or have it with a hot cup of tea. Rosemary is easy to grow, especially in pots.