Category: 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…

Homemade Herb Pickling Mix.

Great to have on hand and saves time! The herbes de Provence add a unique flavor that’s not typically found in supermarket pickling mix blends. To use the pickling mix: Put one to two tablespoons in the pickling jar, then add the veggies and…

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…

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…

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