The Essential Herbal - the Magazine for Everyday Herbalists - Since 2002

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Cover, Debra Sturdevant

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams

Dill With It, Alicia Foster Allen

   It’s mint to be – basil today but tarragon tomorrow!  Delicious recipes featuring garden herbs.

Custard, Hot or Cold, Rebekah Bailey

   Baked or frozen, what's your favorite?  Wonderful options for flavors.

Spilanthes, The Oddball Eyeball Plant, Kristine Brown RH(AHG)

   I'm wondering why I never grew this plant before.

Excerpt - Cannoli Be Murder, Catherine Bruns

   Cinnamon Chip Biscotti - perfect for afternoon tea/coffee pick-me-up!

Ginger Elixir, How and Why, Tina Sams

   A useful concoction to have on hand.

Facebook Group List Question

   Did your garden plans change because of the pandemic?

Excerpt - Herbal Medicine for Emotional Healing

   2 recipes from the book and a bonus link to a video of Tina making a third.

Review, Year of Wonders, Jackie Johnson

   A book dealing with a woman's experience with a 1600's plague.

High Summer in the Garden, Kathy Musser

   Showy herbs for the last half of summer and some interesting flowers to add.

Summer Favorites, Marci Tsohonis

   Salad days! 

More Herbs, Less Salt Day, Marci Lautanen Raleigh

   Savory blends to bring out the flavor of foods without much (if any) salt.

Rita’s Ramblings, Rita Richardson

   Musings on flavors old and new.

Wild Cherry, Jenel Schaffer

   The many benefits of the bark of this splendid tree.

Companion Planting, Sandy Michelsen

   Sometimes plants help each other grow, produce, and fight off pests.

Venturing into Eco-Printing, Maryanne Schwartz

   A new obsession here on the farm!

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