This week when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, we talked about mint. It was used as a tithing herb during Bible days! Here’s a familiar passage: Luke 11:42 “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to … Continue reading Vitamin Water and Potatoes with Mint Pesto
The photos above are from our beekeeper (see Tony Poe with that beautiful honey from the hives) and also me – fresh, sweet, THE BEST, honey. The last photo is one from a Fox 19 TV show I did using honey to make healthful drinks, and of course, I used “our” honey. We plant all kinds of flowers, veggies and herbs and along with the … Continue reading Oh Honey…..get yours from Poe’s Honey
I have been making herbal salts for years, since they’re so flavorful and allow me to use less salt than I normally would. Check out the herbal salts recipe from Learning Herbs resident herbalist, Rosalee, who explains just what the phytonutrients in the herbs she chooses for the salts are and why they’re so good for you. Super recipe – thanks Rosalee! I love this … Continue reading Make Your Own Herb Salt
Excellent article from friend and colleague, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s Garden Outlet. Why use coffee in the garden If you thought coffee grounds were only for acid-loving plants oh no, it can be applied to just about anywhere and trust me, the plants and the earthworms are going to love you for it! Spent coffee grounds, if used properly (and in moderation), are an excellent … Continue reading Feed Your Plants with Coffee Grounds!
You’ve heard the phrase “hamming it up”. But have you ever heard the phrase “jamming it up”? Well, that’s what this week was like at my house. So many sun ripened strawberries, some from my plants and most from neighbor, Erin Phillip’s garden. I made more strawberry shrub drinks, strawberry pies, and still had pounds left over. Time to get jammin’! Making jam from the … Continue reading Strawberry Jam 2 Ways
The conversation on the subject of shrubs started with gardening expert and friend Ron Wilson. We were chatting about a class at Turner Farms that we were to teach. Along with food, I planned on making shrubs. “What’s a shrub?” He asked. I told him shrubs are refreshing colonial health drinks made with fruit, vinegar and sugar. I don’t think that convinced him. Then Ron … Continue reading Shrub a Dub Dub: Fruit Shrubs