Category Archives: Herbs

Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce

The sauce is a zesty complement to the tart’s rich chocolate filling.   LEVEL: MODERATE SERVES: 20 INGREDIENTS TART SHELL: 6 tbsp. butter ¼ c. granulated sugar 1¼ c. cake flour (not self-rising) 1 egg FILLING: 1 c. heavy cream ⅓ c. whole milk ½ c. finely shredded basil leaves 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate 1 egg GARNISH: confectioners’ sugar Fresh

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Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.

Lonicera japonica Family: Adoxaceae, syn. Caprifoliaceae This lovely, cascading, woody vine, with its divine scent, is often planted as a landscape attraction. It dazzles the eye with its gorgeous blooms in warm weather and retreats to a pleasant but unremarkable placeholder at other times of the year. Its name refers to the fact that fairies {and everyone else} love to

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Let’s Create Some Herbal Medicine – Syrups.

Syrups are useful for coating your throat and are helpful if you {or your children} have trouble swallowing capsules or pills. Any herbal tea can be concentrated and added to a sweet base to create a syrup. Because this process concentrates the herb’s active constituents, a syrup can be very effective at treating and healing a wide range of ailments,

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