Tag Archives: Herbs

Dandy Dill

I love my Dill plants more for their blooms than the use of the herb in my kitchen.  In the middle of summer heat when most flowering perennials are not looking their best, this tall beauty is showing off its goods. I started mine from seed years ago, because I was told butterflies love them. […]

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Thyme is a Herb that Cures all Diseases

Not really, but boy does it help us out a lot! Thyme contains an essential oil that is rich in thymol, a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and a strong antioxidant. All the members of the mint family, including thyme, possess terpenoids which are recognized for their cancer preventive properties. Rosmarinic and ursolic acids are major terpenoids […]

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Do You Want to Grow, Salvia, Salvia or Salvia? HUH?

Salvia or the common name Sage refers to  a large group of plants, nearly 500 species, which are native to Mexico and South America. Salvia species include perennial, biennial, and annual plants. In my garden I grow a Herb Salvia ‘Common Sage’ and a Flowering Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’ Both Beauties! ***** One a banquet for your mouth […]

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Oh the beautiful Chive

My Chives are in full bloom.  I have a lot of them.  Why, because I am always late to cut the flower head back and end up with seedling here and there plus they grow like weeds.  Never one to throw away a free plant, I usually yank the newbie up and scratch a new […]

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Grilled Vegetables with Herb Vinaigrette

This dish can come together with any leftover vegetables that you have in the refrigerator or on the counter I always seem to have a few Green Onions, Spears of Asparagus, a single Pepper or Zucchini lying around.  Alone they can’t make up a dish, but together they make a beautiful healthy salad or side. […]

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