Herbs

Dry Herbs Quickly in the Microwave

Drying herbs is a great way to extend the flavor of a bountiful crop. Traditionally, herbs are hung to dry. This low-tech option calls for tying …

Kitchens

Essential Oils: 7 Smart DIYs for the Home

Recently we’ve featured a miniseries on smart, simple ways to use essential oils in the home, courtesy of Dawn De La Fuente, owner of Northern …

Alternative Medicine

How to Season Your Food Without Using Salt

Salt is everything when it comes to cooking and baking—but it's not the only way to add flavor to a dish. There are many other ingredients you can …

Recipes

Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lights up the indoor garden

The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden uses plant cartridges to grow fresh herbs. The addition of an LED makes the gadget suitable for use regardless of available light.<p>There is no denying that fresh herbs and spices make a difference while cooking. There is, however, always the lingering possibility …

Houseplants

How To Grow Thriving Houseplants In Water

You don't need fancy containers—or soil—to enjoy beautiful houseplants or even an indoor herb garden all year long.<p>Houseplants <b>make you happy</b>, and …

Plants

These Gorgeous Temporary Tattoos Smell Like Fresh Herbs

Temporary tattoos have come a long way. There are some <i>seriously</i> cute tattoos you can buy that actually look pretty chic. With summer underway and …

gorgeous

The Truth Behind Turmeric's Health Claims

Does turmeric emit a health aura so strong that it's needless to expound upon the specifics? “Everybody knows about the nutritional benefits of turmeric and how its bioavailability increases when you eat it with black pepper, right?” writes Sharon Flynn in the headnote for fermented turmeric in her …

Alternative Medicine

Roasted Salmon With Meyer Lemon

• Preheat the oven to 500°F. Brush a shallow baking pan with some of the oil, just underneath where the salmon will be. Spread the onions on top of the …

Recipes

The 10 Easiest Herbs to Grow from Seed

Grow herbs from seed (instead of buying plants), and you'll save a ton. Here are some of the easiest herbs to start from seed. These can all be …

Gardening

Guide to Growing Herbs

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited<p>Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow, and they grow vigorously. Most require very little maintenance; they'll …

Gardening

So Many New Hops

Stan Hieronymus gives you the lowdown on some new hops varieties, including German ones that American brewers are clamoring to try.<p>Stan Hieronymus …

Beer

These Plants Relieve Aches and Pains. Here is How to Grow Them at Home

Reduce your dependency on pills and medications by becoming empowered with knowledge of natural plant remedies that can accomplish the same task …

Alternative Medicine

Orange Basil Infused Water

Shares 0<p><i>This orange basil infused water is the perfect drink for hot summer days. It’s refreshing, tasty and easy to make. Subtle basil and citrus</i> …

Smoothies

Miracle in the Arkhangelsk Region: How herbs helped a man combat cancer

25 years ago an herbalist from northwestern Russian discovered the power of herbs when they helped him battle cancer. Today he lives life to the fullest, writing books and helping people with his knowledge of medicinal herbs.<p>Scroll down to see more<p>Joseph Shiroky, 80, from Russia’s city of Kotlas in …

The secret ingredients you need for a chemical-free clean around the house

Keep your house spick and span.<p><b>Sprigs of rosemary and a bottle of white distilled vinegar are the only ingredients you need for a retro chemical-free</b> …

Spaghetti tossed with herbs and corn

• Place herbs and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.<br>• Slowly add the oil while the motor is running and process until smooth. Set aside.<br>• Cover red …

Recipes

Genovese Airport Makes Special Exception for Travelers Bringing Aboard Pesto

But don’t even think about carrying on pesto that isn’t Genovese.<p>People really love their Genovese pesto. And after hundreds of jars have been …

Culture

Which Piece of ‘Kitchen Garbage’ Makes the Best Dips and Curries?

Stop throwing away your cilantro stems!<p>Whether it’s New American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, or Ethiopian cuisine, one of the reasons to break out of …

Food

Ginger Root for Migraines

Many successful herbal treatments start like this: Some doctor learns that some plant has been used in some ancient medical tradition, like ginger …

Medicine

An Aromatherapy Garden Is the Anxiety-Buster Your Patio Needs

After a long, difficult day, what's better than retreating into your own scented secret garden? When strategically set around the patio, plants with aromatherapeutic properties create a natural haven of serenity, both in their lovely greenery and with the tranquilizing fragrances they emit.<p>To …

Aromatherapy

How to Cook with Rose Water, the One Ingredient that’s Missing from Your Pantry

Our handy primer dishes out everything you need to know—and more—about this versatile, wonder-ingredient.<p>Fragrant rose water is a powerful addition …

The Best Herbal Remedies to Treat Your Sunburn

Meant for external use, these herbs can relieve your pain from sunburn.<p><i>Adapted from The New Healing Herbs</i><p>Meant for external use, these herbs can …

Freshness and Vibrancy: Herbs In Lebanese Cooking

Home » Fresh and Vibrant Herbs In Lebanese Cooking<p>Fresh and Vibrant Herbs In Lebanese Cooking<p>Lebanese cooking wouldn’t be quite the same without its …

Foodies

Japanese fragrance maker now offers...the scent of a sumo wrestler!

If you’ve ever wanted to <b>smell as elegant as a sumo wrestler</b>, this is the fragrance for you!<p>We’ve seen some bizarre scents turned into perfume before, …

Japan

Happy Solstice! Meet The Essential Oils You’ll Be Using All Summer Long

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the official start of summer? While we consider late June to be the kickoff to the season, it's also—perhaps …

Solstice

Research proves essential oils can cure infection at annual RQHR showcase

Zinnat Shahina was lucky enough to avoid the chicken pox.<p>But growing up in Bangladesh, she saw her siblings suffer the virus’ itching. Her mother …

Medicine

What’s The Real Deal With Edible Wellness Formulas?

<i>Photo: facebook.com/MoonJuiceShop</i>There’s a new way to take herbs; gone are the days of liquid drops and pills. There are now options to get your …

Wellness

How to Stock a Moroccan Pantry: Harissa, Ras el Hanout, and More

Unlike with, say, Thai or Indian food, you won't find a Moroccan restaurant in every city in the US. We wish it were so: Moroccan food, with its rich, long-cooked tagines, fluffy couscous dishes, and flaky pastries, is truly one of the world's most intoxicating cuisines. If you live in San …

Cooking

Orange Oil And Cancer

<b>In recent years, there’s been a lot of buzz</b> about essential oils. It seems as if everyone is talking about them. The more popular they become, the …

Cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Bitters

If you've ventured into your local cocktail bar, you've likely seen bitters on the menu. Just a few drops can turn a cocktail into an even better …