Herbs

Easy recipe for chive blossom vinegar. This homemade infused vinegar has a wonderful chive flavor and is a pretty pink purple in color. Great for homemade salad dressings and marinades. Easy recipe for chive blossom vinegar. This homemade infused vinegar has a wonderful chive flavor and is a pretty pink purple in color. Great for homemade salad dressings and marinades.

A couple of months ago I saw this photo of chive blossom vinegar and I couldn’t wait for my chives to start blossoming so I could try making this flavored vinegar for myself.   This is an infused vinegar, where you just let herbs set in vinegar for several weeks to let the flavor of…

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Several methods to freeze parsley from your garden, including freezing it in olive oil and how to make parsley logs to freeze. Several methods to freeze parsley from your garden, including freezing it in olive oil and how to make parsley logs to freeze.

My parsley did really well this year. Really well. I don’t have any idea why, but I have an abundance of fresh parsley that I need to do something with before the first frost. I have been researching ways to freeze parsley. The most common ways to preserve it are by drying or freezing.  …

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The many uses of bee balm, a favorite outdoor garden herb. The many uses of bee balm, a favorite outdoor garden herb.

Description and Growing Information   Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple.   On top of all…

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Medicinal uses for catnip. How to grow catnip, how to use catnip to make tea, and more. Medicinal uses for catnip. How to grow catnip, how to use catnip to make tea, and more.

No one needs tell a cat lover that cats hold Catnip in high regard. But cats aren’t the only ones that benefit from this common herb.It turns out that catnip has many uses.   Catnip is known as a kitty aphrodisiac. Bruising the leaves of Catnip releases the essential oil (specifically nepetalactone) which mimics cat’s…

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