Cooking with Herbs
Native to the South Pacific Islands like Polynesia and Hawaii, the root of the kava plant has been drank for centuries to create a relaxed, tranquil and social feeling. If you have a nervous nature, kava might be something to add to your herbal cabinet. But this little root does far more than just ‘calm you down.’
I love rosemary. Its delicate blue flowers and dusky needles, a stark contrast to its vibrant, bold flavor, are a favorite in my herb garden and kitchen. More than just a culinary delight, rosemary boasts some amazing longevity and healing properties.
3 Root Tea– what is it?
Wellness fads are nothing new in our culture and it’s not uncommon for clients to ask about a new ‘amazing’ herb or food. Last week was a little interesting though, with a half a dozen clients asked about the 3 Root Tea they’d seen on Dr. Oz. I know a lot of different roots and teas but what three roots were we talking about? Continue reading
Lovely lavender boasts a medicinal history that is ancient and broad.
What does the word lavender bring to mind? Images of vast fields of spikes of purple/blue waving under the Mediterranean sun? Fragrant bundles of Herbes de Provence, sleeping pillows, infused wines or vinegars, or vineyard rows capped with the shrubs to ward off pests? Whatever the image, the image is usually accompanied by a calm remembering of lavender’s pungent, floral muskiness. Continue reading