Tag Archives: herbs

Fresh-from-the-Garden Spring Rolls

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to dive into a multi-step recipe.  Summer days are often quite full of activity.  But summer is also the time when beautiful fresh ingredients abound.   Spring rolls to the rescue!  All you need … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feasting on Herbs and Flowers

This is my favorite time of year to include a big handful of herbs and flowers in every meal.  Herbs have fully leafed out and are starting to grow tender new leaves.  The flowers in bloom are ever evolving, and … Continue reading

Posted in Home Gardens, Musings, Personal Sustainability: How-To, Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea Time

May in Vermont is truly beautiful.  Bright blue skies and the vivid greens of fields and forests are such a contrast from the greys and browns of early spring.  Song birds and flower blooms add spots of color to the … Continue reading

Posted in Home Gardens, Personal Sustainability: How-To, School Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make your own Butter

We love good butter in our household.  We’ve believed in the benefits of eating butter from grass-fed cows for some time, and now the mainstream media is now slowly catching on.  Both NPR and The New York Times reported on … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Sustainability: How-To, Recipes, School Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Warm Up With Herbal Teas

As temperatures dip back down to zero, I find myself making cups of tea more and more often.  I enjoy picking herbs that energize before work, calm before bed time, sooth the itch I feel starting in my throat, or … Continue reading

Posted in Home Gardens, Personal Sustainability: How-To, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Summer’s Edible Flowers

Eating flowers is fun!  For adults, garnishing meals with flowers and petals really makes the food seem more special.  For kids,  experiencing edible flowers is a great way to use all five senses, encourages taste testing and trying new flavors, … Continue reading

Posted in Home Gardens | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Harvest, Preserve, and Use Those Herbs!

Growing your own herbs is easy and can save a lot of money.  Often only a sprig or leaf of an herb is needed in a recipe – buying an entire bunch or box at the store is expensive, usually … Continue reading

Posted in Home Gardens, Personal Sustainability: How-To, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments