Category Archives: Herbs

You Definitely Need to Attend Saturday’s Class!

For all of those who are local to the Kansas City area … I’m teaching a class tomorrow! The class is Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Cultivating and Cooking With Fresh Herbs Whew, that was a mouthful. So here goes … Continue reading

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Tasty Soup and Decorating on a Dime

It’s chilly out, time for some soup…and decorating… Mmmm….Nom…Nom…Nom… You start with some Yukon Gold potatoes, Swiss chard, cutting celery and fresh herbs from the garden… Turn the herbs into a garni (I used dental floss to tie mine up) … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs – Mint

Mint is crazy easy to grow, smells amazing, and is a perfect solution for those of us who dislike grass but love seeing green. Here are some basic tips on the care, propagation, and use of this fascinating herb… CULTIVATION … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs – Sage

Sage is hands down my absolute favorite herb. Why? It’s simple – it’s easy peasy to grow, will replicate itself given half a chance, requires little intervention, and can be harvested 365 days a year (366 in a leap year). … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs – Rosemary

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. It is great in a variety of applications – culinary, personal care, and medicinal. Despite being a annual in my neck of the woods, I continuously strive to make it a perennial. What … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs – Basil

Basil is considered an annual in my zone – which is zone 6. You can look up your zone by going to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map. You can type in your zip code and learn the hardiness zone for … Continue reading

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What’s Growin’ In the Garden?

I won’t say that I’ve been busy in the garden. I haven’t. I’ve mainly ignored it. Yes, I’m serious. Have you forgotten that I’m a lazy gardener? Lazy might not be the best word for it – but let’s just … Continue reading

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Just Call Me Lady Frugality…

I’ve recently taken a couple of steps that has my husband wondering if I just need to be called Lady Frugality. See below for the nitty gritty details. Fair warning, some of them may be considered…extreme. Coffee Grounds and Trash … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz…Name This Flower!

Hey, a Tuesday post! I haven’t managed that in a while! A free invite to dinner at our place for the person who post the correct answer first… What plant does this flower belong to? And can you eat it? … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Rosemary Plants

The handy features of the FOODY were once again brought home to me when I realized this lovely rosemary plant I had dug up and planted in a coffee can back in early November… Now looked like this… Compare that … Continue reading

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