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Herb teas make a social splash!

Herb teas have been medicinally prominent since ancient times but the development and dominance of...

 

Pesto or imposter?

What is pesto? I had been asked this question so many times that I began to look and listen...

 

Home gardens in Italy?

I thought the essentials of an Italian herb garden were basil (basilico), parsley (prezzomolo),...

 

Quality is paramount at basil farms in Italy

I wondered if it was true that basil grown in the Liguria region of Italy was the best in the...

 

All hail the Herb King!

Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) was deemed "king of herbs" in ancient times. Basilius is the Greek word for...

 

Spring for sorrel

Sorrel has been a favorite culinary herb in Europe for centuries. It leafs out in the early spring...

 

Herb perfect pasta!

Pasta is formed into many different shapes from dough that combines flour, water and/or eggs. The...

 

Gone hoppan!

The word hop is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word hoppan, which means to climb. The hop vine...

 

Caution with comfrey!

Comfrey, (Symphytum officinalis) is an ancient perennial herb. The Romans called it conferva...

 

Thyme for taste!

Thymus is an herb with several hundred species. You can fill your garden with thyme plants that...

 

Valerian or Jupiter's Beard?

It is not easy for a plant to remain popular when it smells so bad that it is nicknamed "Phu"....

 

Hateful horehound?

There are very few herb plants that I can't easily give away. White horehound (marrubium vulgare)...

 

Sage or sagebrush for dinner?

The answer is emphatically not sagebrush! This bush is in fact not salvia (sage) at all but an artem...

 

Unique basils

In September 2015 we covered several commonly grown basils. This time around we will talk about...

 

Herb snips

Many herbs grow naturally and go unnoticed in Tehachapi because they blend into the landscape and we...

 

Tangy tarragon

Tangy is the perfect descriptive word for French tarragon! It tastes like anise, pepper, licorice,...

 

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...

 

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