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Seasonal Spotlight: Chive Buds & Blossoms

Seasonal Spotlight: Chive Buds & Blossoms

Chives with their beautiful purple buds are one of the prettiest things I’ve stumbled across at the farmers’ market lately. And guess what? The entire plant is edible, even when in full bloom with its pale purple flowers! You’re probably familiar with chives and their delicate just-the-right-amount-of onion-without-being-overpowering flavor. But what about their pretty little […]

Uses and Health Benefits of Fresh Sage Herb

Sage – The Holy Herb

In Greek mythology, sage was believed to be a powerful protector and healing agent that was sacred to the gods. It was also commonly believed to strengthen the memory, hence “a sage”, or wise man with a many memories and profound wisdom. Seeking immortality? According to Medieval folklore, all you have to do is take […]

Tarragon Health Benefits and Uses

Tarragon

Although tarragon is originally native to Siberia and western Asia, it is one of the classic herbs found in a French kitchen. The name itself, is derived from the Latin word “dracunculus” which means “little dragon” and also has ties to the French word ‘estragon’ which also means ‘little dragon’. The origins of this name […]

Mint

Bright and happy, mint is more than just a pretty little sprig garnishing your dessert plate. Few flavors are more refreshing than the clean, cool taste of mint. Extremely versatile, it’s one of the most useful medicinal and culinary herbs. It’s fabulous in both sweet and savory dishes and in the Mediterranean, it’s a treasured […]

Parsley

For me there’s nothing more delicious than a beautifully prepared meal using simple, high quality, fresh ingredients. This includes glorious fresh herbs, in all their light, clean, fresh glory. The Romans were the first to make culinary use of parsley and had a custom of placing a sprig of it on their plates to guard […]