Stinging Nettle – A Healing Powerhouse

  The Stinging Nettle  is a powerhouse both culinary as well as medicinal, that is often overlooked by the general public. Nettles or stinging nettles should be pre-cooked, unless you use them as a tea, and be handled with gloves at all times. The younger the leaves, the more tender the result, which will be …

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O Is For Oregano – A Herbal Guide

O is for Oregano Brought by the returning WW II soldiers from Italy, oregano comes in two varieties – the Mediterranean version being milder than its Mexican counterpart. It is almost inseparable from any Italian dishes, but should be used with caution when adding to foods, as it tends to overpower other herbs and spices. …

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Juniper Berries – An A to Z Blogging Challenge Post

I am a little behind on the challenge this week, so I will post two times today, once more in the afternoon to get caught up. My daughter is getting ready for an out-of-state prom, and I am sending her half way across the US today. Lots of stuff had to be done. (Who thought …

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Bay Leaf – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post

B – Bay Leaf There are two different types of bay leaves, the more narrow-leaved California, and the broader, more oval shaped Turkish version of the plant, the latter being the stronger one in flavor. Matches well with: beans, lentils tomatoes, soups, risotto and shellfish Healing properties: Infusions of this herb  can soothe the stomach, …

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