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The noble bay

Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for sweet bay or Grecian laurel. Laurus is the Latin word for...

 

Herb legends of Christmastide!

There are many legends about herbs and the roles they played in the Christmas story. We will explore...

 

Shiso, Zisu or Kkaennip

Any one of these names will do! Shiso is Japanese, Zisu is Chinese and Kkaennip is what the Koreans...

 

Does Your Cat Like a Nip?

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a member of the mint family and often called catmint. It contains...

 

Coriander or Cilantro?

Coriandrum sativum is the mysterious plant that yields leaves called cilantro, and coriander seeds....

 

Preserving Edible Herbs

There are a variety of ways to preserve and store edible herbs, but let us take a step back. Some...

 

Lovely Lavender

The name lavender is from the Latin word meaning to wash. The Greeks and Romans bathed and perfumed...

 

Comely Costmary

It was nice to meet many of you column readers at this month's First Friday herb event. I decide to...

 

Herb legends of Christmastide

There are many legends about herbs and the roles they played in the Christmas story. We will...

 

Herbs for a Thanksgiving Feast!

Frosty fall has crashed in on us once again, preparing us for the warmth and serenity of a...

 

Pineapple sage is for the birds!

This herb is definitely for hummingbirds, but bird watchers as well as gardeners seeking brilliant...

 

King of herbs!

Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) was deemed “king of herbs” in ancient times. Basilius is the Greek word for king. It was likely brought to Greece from...

 

Rosemary on my mind

Shakespeare’s Ophelia tells us that “rosemary is for remembrance” and over time it has come to be known as such. It is given in the hope that...

 

Savor savory!

There are more than thirty varieties of savories. We will explore the two plants most commonly grown. They are satureja montana (winter savory), and...

 

Herb companions in your garden?

I am delighted to have this opportunity to share my passion for herbs and their eatin’, curin’ and smellin’ benefits. Join me monthly as we...

 

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