Mexican Mint Marigold

This very ancient herb goes by a variety of common, but somewhat confusing names. ‘Mexican mint’ marigold is the most common, but you’ll also find it listed as ‘Texas’ tarragon, ‘Mexican’ tarragon, cloud plant, coronilla, winter tarragon, sweet mace, sweet marigold and ‘Spanish’ tarragon. It isn’t, however, related to ‘French’ tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus ‘Sativa’) at … Continue reading Mexican Mint Marigold

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic.

While this recipe, adapted from James Beard’s famous dish, is delicious year-round, on a cozy winter’s night, there’s nothing better than smearing a hunk of crusty bread with a velvety clove of roasted garlic. This dish tastes even better the next day, after the flavors have had a chance to meld. 6 stalks of celery, … Continue reading Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic.

Whole – Grain Scones.

Makes 8 Scones   These tarragon-spiked breakfast favorites are superb. For a tasty change, add low-glycemic pizza toppings. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats or spelt flakes 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar crystals or granulated sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon * 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 … Continue reading Whole – Grain Scones.