Tag Archives: herbs

Basil: The Season of All Seasons

Once a symbol of death and mourning in ancient Greece, a means of wedding engagement in Romania, a holistic remedy around the world, this spicy herb has earned its global reputation as king of the herb garden. And it’s delicious. Garnished atop pasta, the star ingredient in pesto, and a spicy treat for marinades, it would be an injustice not to enjoy its almighty flavors year-round. Here’s how: ... More

Making a Splash with Herbs

This time of year, the garden is bursting with pungent herbs: basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, and savory. Take advantage of the abundance to make flavorful vinegar or oil herbal infusions that can add zest to salads, spreads, sauces, and marinades. Here’s how. ... More

A Retirement Acreage That Makes Sense

Each breath of lavender fills the atmosphere. The inventory of sachet’s, soaps, linen sprays, lotions, teas, wreaths, and colognes brings a refreshing brace of aroma therapy. The proprietors, ‘Kie’ and ‘Libbe’ O’Connor, are former city folk who started this fragrant farmstead nine years ago as a retirement business. ... More