July August 2021 Essential Herbal Magazine (digital)

July August 2021 Essential Herbal Magazine (digital)

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Cover, Debra Sturdevant
Another beautiful original painting of our favorite fictional herbalist – Willow, and if this doesn’t make you grab a basket and straw hat, what will?

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
We’re getting our groove back, slowly but surely.

Terrifically Tarragon, Alicia Allen
14 (!!!) recipes that feature tarragon that make me so glad I replaced my tarragon last year.  No garden?  It’s usually available fresh in the produce section.

Queen Anne’s Lace, Kristine Brown, RH(AHG )
All about this marvelous “weed” and why we always let some of it grow (I pretend it’s a choice) in the gardens.  Directions for tincture/extract, and water infusion are included.

Hemp Shampoo Bar, Marci Tsohonis
Regular TEH readers have missed Marci’s soapmaking articles, laced with the properties of herbs and information on things like infusing and tips for doing things effectively, while she was recuperating from an injury.  This is her first soap article in over a year – and we are as happy as she is.

Recipes for Your Summer Harvest, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Grilled Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese Topping?  Yes please!  Maybe some Herb Flower Salad?  These and several other delicious recipes are included.

Sweet Cicely or Sweet Cicely, Jackie Johnson ND
Tracking down the correct, native variety of an herb isn’t always as easy as it might seem. 

So Much Thyme, Kathy Musser
The sunny bank beside one of Kathy’s greenhouses is a wide billow of various thymes, so who better to share some information on the varieties?

Herbal Doggie Pupsicle Recipes, Jessicka Nebesni
It’s looking like a long, hot summer.  Our fur-babies love a treat too, although I did notice that there’s nothing most humans would not gladly share in these ice pops.

Book Excerpt, The Heirloom Gardener, Traditional Plants & Skills for the Modern World, John Fortni
I’ve followed The Heirloom Gardener on Facebook for years, and love everything he posts, so I jumped on the chance to share an excerpt from his just released book.  Apples are one of the first fruits we have as children, and that’s the section he shared with us.

From the Vault – Found in The Journal of the Western Reserve Herb Society, Maurice Mességué, Flora Glass
It’s been a while since I dipped into The Vault, the immense gift of hundreds of herbal newsletters Bertha Reppert collected and The Rosemary House gave to us a few years ago.  This was written while the (now deceased) subject was active in herbalism.