4 Tips to growing your own herbs

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When I was growing up my mother would, occasionally, put oregano in chili. The only reason we had oregano was because my older sister had discovered Jeno’s pizza kits. At that time the only way one could have pizza where we lived was to buy a box kit. There was also dried sage in the … Continue reading…

Lamb with Camomile Tea

This is a guest post – and doesn't the lamb sound delicious?  I love all the herbs in it (even if the puppies are bent on destroying my herb garden)  Thanks for a great recipe, Izzy. Lamb with Camomile Tea  Certainly it is an unusual combination, but this recipe – which uses the contents of … Continue reading…

Cornish Hens with Herbs Sauce; Herbs 101

Herbs and spices. They define cuisines, make meals memorable and take dishes from the boring to the sublime. Most of us know to put oregano on pizza, basil on tomatoes and chives in scrambled eggs. Many of us would like to be more adventuresome, more daring, more creative…. But are a little uncertain what works … Continue reading…

Beef Stroganoff; Paprika

Paprika: pantry in a can. One of the challenges of cooking in a temporary kitchen, as I’ve been doing for the past 4 months, is not having access to a pantry full of herbs and spices. Under normal circumstances my freezer would be well-stocked with frozen herbs from my summer herb garden, and my pantry … Continue reading…

Barley Pilaf; 10,000 years of history

Barley Pilaf Barley! It's not just for soup! As a child, my favorite Campbell's soup was Beef Barley. It's only been in recent years that I've realized barley can actually be used for other things… Like Chicken Barley Soup. Um, I need to correct that last statement.  When I was at university I did learn … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Cheese; Weekend Herb Blogging

Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Cheese The bright green, yellow and white courgette, or summer squashes are slowly being replaced by the dusky green, bright orange and cream winter squashes. Summer squashes, including various types of zucchini, pattypan and yellow crookneck, are normally picked young and the entire vegetable, including skin, is eaten.  They can … Continue reading…

Weekend Herb Blogging, The Round-Up

The Round-Up! Every time I type that I want to crack a whip and yell Hee Haw! I'll refrain.  My PC had a major/minor collapse this morning and will be going to hospital tomorrow.  I think I have retrieved all of the emails, but if I've missed you, let me know and you will be … Continue reading…