The Lawn Weed You Should Be Eating

Their slender, spiky green leaves and cheery yellow heads pop up in lawns every spring. For perfect-turf loving homeowners, the dandelion is an evil weed to be eradicated by any means possible. For those in the know, this humble “weed” is actually a valued medicinal herb with centuries of use all over the world. Dandelion [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:25+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments

Culinary Herb Garden Benefits

Each spring I start my kitchen garden by planting some culinary herbs. It’s enjoyable work, out on the back deck with the warm spring sun on my back. I pull the remnants of last season’s dead plants from the pots, add some organic fertilizer and mix it around with a hand trowel. Then I pull [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:26+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments

Parsley – Beyond the Garnish

When I was growing up, mom often garnished dinner with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.  Those bits of green brightened up the plate and made it more appetizing.  But it wasn’t until years later that I came to appreciate parsley as a powerful and cleansing green - an herb worthy of my attention beyond the [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:27+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments
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