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Give the gift of spices this winter. Homemade gifts from the kitchen are unique and useful.
It's cherry season - what a great excuse to avoid housework and garden chores. If you are looking for a new kind of summer drink, then shrubs are it. Learn about shrubs and try the Cherry Balsamic Shrub from one of my favorite books, Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han.
Dyeing with plants was the norm for thousands of years until synthetic dyes were developed in the 19th century. The tradition is experiencing a renewed interest and one of the easiest ways to learn is dyeing with onion skins.
Nature is full of late bloomers: flowers that bloom in the late summer & autumn, plants that bloom only once after decades of living and humans who find their creative path and purpose later rather than earlier in their lives. This interview/photo essay offers a glimpse into two examples.
Got herbs? Make pesto! Use your abundance of fresh herbs and greens to make a variety of pestos for winter's use in pasta, pizza, soups, stews, and toppings for meat, vegetables and even dessert.
It's the end of rhubarb season and I wanted to something besides the annual rhubarb pie. These recipes are great and don't require a lot of rhubarb. But remember to leave some stalks with leaves on the plant to help feed it for the rest of the summer.
Henna has a long history of use, medicinally and cosmetically. This post explores its botanical and cultural histories as well as its modern use as bridal henna or Mehndi.
Cleaning the house should not be toxic - seriously, you are cleaning! Purge those commercial products and make this highly effective herb-infused cleaner.