Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying.
Author: Tammi Hartung
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs.
This practical guide gives instructions on all things herbs-and-spices—from cultivating and drying to proper storage—and additionally provides a dictionary with descriptions, illustrations, and uses for more than 130 herbs and spices.
Author: Brenda Little
This practical guide gives instructions on all things herbs-and-spices—from cultivating and drying to proper storage—and additionally provides a dictionary with descriptions, illustrations, and uses for more than 130 herbs and spices. Recipes and cooking advice are complemented by tips for using herbs and spices medicinally and cosmetically. Sized for maximum ease of use, this sourcebook is a necessity for anyone wanting to add zest and seasoning to both their meals and lives.
Grow Herbs puts Jekka's comprehensive information into a fresh, up-to-date format for a new audience of keen organic gardeners, herb enthusiasts, and those interested in natural healthcare and herbal products for the home.
Author: Jekka McVicar
Jekka Mcvicar's original New Book of Herbs ushered in a new type of gardening reference book, covering a wide choice of herbs and their uses. Grow Herbs puts Jekka's comprehensive information into a fresh, up-to-date format for a new audience of keen organic gardeners, herb enthusiasts, and those interested in natural healthcare and herbal products for the home. Grow Herbs' opening chapter covers all practical aspects of designing, cultivating, and propagating herbs, with practical step-by-step photographs to illustrate Jekka's organic gardening techniques. The A-Z directory showcases her top 100 herbs, with close-up photography and advice on growing and using each species, cross-referenced to the sections on using herbs in the kitchen and around the home, which follow. These cover herb marinades, sauces and hot dishes, as well as household uses such as surface cleaners, room fragrances and pet care. Packed with practical horticultural advice as well as inspirational recipes and projects, Grow Herbs will encourage new gardeners to make herbs a part of their garden design, and shows experienced herb-growers how their plants can be put to use in the kitchen and around the house.
This indispensable guide from The Herb Society of America takes the guesswork out of using herbs in the garden and in the kitchen by providing detailed information for cultivating a wide variety of herbs, along with easy-to-follow recipes ...
Author: Katherine K. Schlosser
Publisher: LSU Press
Fresh herbs offer a healthy and delicious way to spice up any meal, but growing and cooking with these delectable plants are endeavors fraught with uncertainty. What herbs will grow year-round on my kitchen windowsill? What foods complement rosemary? Which part of a lemongrass plant has the best flavor? Can I really eat the geraniums growing in my flower bed? This indispensable guide from The Herb Society of America takes the guesswork out of using herbs in the garden and in the kitchen by providing detailed information for cultivating a wide variety of herbs, along with easy-to-follow recipes that will surely impress even the most discerning palate. Ranging from Alliums (onions, chives, and garlic) to Zingiber (ginger), the volume's first section provides horticultural information for each of the sixty-three herbs found in the National Herb Garden's Culinary Garden, including common and botanical names, family, place of origin, hardiness, and general light and soil requirements. Botanical sketches accompany many of the entries. Each entry also includes a short history of the herb, gardening basics, and suggestions for using the herb in your kitchen. Culinary herbs without Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Status are included in a separate section, with an explanation of their history and ornamental value. An informative introduction to this section compares several different definitions of the word herb, explains the advantages of fresh over dried herbs, describes the proper storage and use of spices, and suggests the best timing and methods for harvesting herbs. In the second part of the book, HSA members offer classic and creative recipes for more than two hundred dishes incorporating a variety of herbs. Learn how to use the aromatic and flavorful herbs in your garden to enhance stews and casseroles, create dips and pestos, and add a new dimension to your favorite liqueurs. Among the mouth-watering recipes featured are Lemon Basil Tea Bread, Chicken Linguine with Fennel and Tarragon, Five-Herb Pasta Salad, and Rosemary Fizz. The concluding section of the book contains a fascinating personal tour of the two-and-one-half-acre National Herb Garden, which lies in the heart of Washington, D.C., at the center of the United States National Arboretum, and of its various themed areas, including the Knot Garden, the Antique and Heritage Rose Garden, the Dye Garden, the Colonial Garden, the Native American Garden, the Beverage Garden, the Medicinal Garden, and many others. Complete plant lists accompany the description of each garden. Green thumbs and gourmets alike will find inspiration in these pages to look at herbs in new ways -- perhaps to see beyond their cupboards and into their own yards for ways to liven up their meals -- and will gain the knowledge and confidence to grow and use herbs effectively. More than a gardening book, more than a cookbook, The Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs will prove to be an indispensable companion for all herb lovers.
This is a must-have for anyone's cookbook library.
Author: Lindsay Herman
You can spice up your cooking when you learn how to grow, dry, store and use over 100 herbs and spices! Herb and Spice Companion is your ultimate guide for using fresh and dried herbs and spices in the kitchen. Inside this handy book, get descriptions of more than 100 herbs and spices from around the world. Discover useful tips on storing and using spices to create innovative combinations of flavors. This is the essential guidebook to using herbs and spices to add flavor and depth in your cooking. From basil to beebalm, from lavender to lemon verbena, learn all of the interesting aspects of your herbs, including their rich history, how to grow, harvest, and dry them, and even their unique medicinal uses. This is a must-have for anyone's cookbook library.
6775. 300 pp . , $ 25.00 . A very useful book - cooking with herbs and spices ,
herbs against insects , herbs for washing and polishing , sachets and pillows ,
cosmetic herbs , herbal skin care , herbs for the hair , herbs for health , first - aid
Author: Bibby Moore
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Offers guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program, with activities organized by month, plus program development and evaluation guidelines and a teacher's guide to gardening skills
This book will enhance skillset when it comes to working out the best methods to dry different types of herbs, increase the longevity of stored herbs and provide you the best ways to store your herbs.
Author: Amanda Ross
This book will enhance skillset when it comes to working out the best methods to dry different types of herbs, increase the longevity of stored herbs and provide you the best ways to store your herbs. It will also guide you on whether certain herbs should be dried or not. You probably use herbs everyday in the kitchen, but because they do tend to be inexpensive, you don't even bother looking into what it would take to grow your own. You should and this book will help you turn your little hobby of growing fresh herbs into something fabulous, you will also get to browse through a number of recipes that will use up those dried herbs in a variety of delicious seasonings, herb butters, oils and rubs. This book combines proven steps and strategies on how to maximize the use of herbs in and out of the kitchen.
Nothing tastes better than herbs harvested fresh from the garden! Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs.
Author: Susan Belsinger
Publisher: Timber Press
Nothing tastes better than herbs harvested fresh from the garden! Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You’ll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs—including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more—feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips. Additional information includes instructions for preserving and storing, along with techniques for making delicious pastes, syrups, vinegar, and butters. If you are new to gardening, have a limited space, or are looking to add fresh herbs to their daily meals, Grow Your Own Herbs is a must-have.
More than 300 delicious recipes shown step-by-step.
Author: Jessica Houdret
Publisher: Lorenz Books
This volume contains everything you need to know about successfully growing and cooking with these versatile and robust plants. It includes expert advice on choosing which plants to grow and where to grow them, as well as instructive step-by-step techniques to guide you through the entire growing process.
Originally published in the 1930s, this book is a detailed guide to the cultivation and use of herbs, for both medicinal and culinary purposes.
Author: Helen Webster
Publisher: READ BOOKS
Originally published in the 1930s, this book is a detailed guide to the cultivation and use of herbs, for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Full of useful information and instruction, this book is still of great practical use to today's reader. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: Early Periods and Designs of the Herb Garden Colonial Gardens A Garden of Wild Herbs A Few Important Herb Families and Their Genera Doctrine of Signatures Medicinal Herbs General Horticultural Directions for Herb Gardens Commercial Growing of Herbs Drying and Curing Herbs Uses of a Herb Garden Herbs as a Cottage Industry Cooking With Herbs Check List of Herbs for Modern GardensKeywords: Medicinal Herbs Garden Herbs Cooking With Herbs Herbs Uses Herb Garden Doctrine Of Signatures Herb Gardens Colonial Gardens Culinary Purposes 1900s 1930s Artwork Periods
The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs is packed with expert information on planting, caring for, and using herbs to nourish and nurture yourself, your family, your pets, and even your livestock.
Author: Kristine Brown, Rh
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Reap the many benefits of the herbs you sow, grow, and prepare--an up-to-date guide for homesteaders Growing herbs means growing your own food, medicine, home remedies, beauty products, and more. The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs is packed with expert information on planting, caring for, and using herbs to nourish and nurture yourself, your family, your pets, and even your livestock. Learn about the countless perks of cultivating herbs on your homestead, find tons of info on foraging and growing herbs, and get a step-by-step guide to creating your own herbal preparations--from teas and infusions to tinctures, syrups, and salves. Who knew your own soil had so much practical potential? The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs includes: Plan your garden--Discover a helpful guide to planning an herb garden, from selecting your plants to determining the size and location of your growing area, the type of soil you should use for growing herbs, and beyond. Herb encyclopedia--Explore an informational index of common household herbs, including the parts used, plant properties, safety considerations, preservation methods, and much more. A range of recipes--Try dozens of recipes for everything from homemade marshmallows and basil-infused cooking oil to sunburn soother spray, furniture polish, and natural deodorant. From pickled garlic to pain relief, you can feed and heal your family with the power of herbs--The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs will show you how.
In ancient Europe, The Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans could not do without
their herbs. Culinary delights, especially the blending of sauces, which were
made of flowers, herbs, spices and wines were possibly started in a Greek
Author: Dueep Jyot Singh
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
Table of Contents Introduction How to Lay Out a Herbal Garden Thinking of Layout Plans Making Paths Best Flower Choices Making a City Herbal Garden Making Leaf Mold Making Natural Organic Compost Feeding the Soil My Way of Planting Making Soil Beds Wooden Boxes as Plant Containers Window Boxes Other Containers Herb Growing Project for Children Suitable Herbs for Your Garden Perennials for herb borders and for beds Culinary and Beauty Uses of Herbs Elderflower Water Conserves Herbal wines Herbal Force Meat Stuffing Apple and Mint Jam The Power of Herbs Which Herbs to Grow Where Do You Grow Herbs? Best Soil for Herbs. Planning Your Garden Chessboard Garden Propagation of Herbs Growing through Cuttings Test – Have Roots Been Formed? Herb Plant Division Plant maintenance Harvesting Your Plants Root Plants Whole Plant Harvesting Leaves Harvesting Herbal Harvesting Flowers Harvesting Seed Harvesting Drying Your Herbs Herb Storing Using Herbs Herbal tips Bouquet Garni Omelet aux herbes fines Making Herb Tea Growing herbs on your window sill Knowing More about Herbal Plant Culture Some Important Herbs and How to Grow Them Basil [Ocimum basilicum] Chives [Allium schoenoprasum] Horseradish [Armorecia rusticana] Horseradish and Applesauce Root Cuttings Sweet Marjoram [Origanum majorana] Parsley Petroselinum crispum Fish Parsley First Method Second Method Fennel [Foeniculum vulgare] Mint Mint Chutney Herb Harvesting Herbal Teas Basil Tea Mint Tea Lavender Chamomile Medicinal Chamomile Tea Sweet Woodruff [Gallium odoratum] Sweet Cicely [Myrrhis odorata] Beneficial Herbs Knowing More about John Innes Compost How to Make Leaf Compost A Little Rant about Outdated Agricultural Practices Growing Herbs in Pots Marjoram- Origamum omites- leaves Thyme – Thymus vulgaris-Leaves Thyme Vinegar Chives –Allium choenoprasum –leaves Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus – leaves. Fennel -Foeniculum vulgare–F.officinale – Leaves, Stem and Seed Shrub Permanents for Your Garden Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis Sage – Salvia officinalis Roses Rue –Ruta graveolens Artemisias –Artemisia pontica – the Roman wormwood Hair Growth Recipe Bay – The Roman Laurel –Laurus nobilis Winter Savory – Satureja Montana Medieval Sciatica Remedy Other Herb Garden Favorites Sorrel – Rumex acetosa Traditional Sorrel Sauce Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare Poppy – Papaver Orientale Clove Carnation – Dianthus caryophyllus Borage – Borago officinalis – leaves, flowers, and stems Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment you hear the word “Herb” you visualize a soft stemmed plant, which is normally used in cookery, as well as in alternative medicine. These herbs used for millenniums have been an important part of our social traditional and religious fabrics all over the world. No one, without an interest in nature is not going to know more about Rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, hyssop, basil, and other herbs put into use down the centuries.
The countries of origin of herbal spices and major areas of cultivation are given in
Table 2.2 . ... With the advent of modern methods of preservation , frozen herbs
and fresh herbs have become available but the industry remains dominated by ...
Author: K. V. Peter
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
This is a comprehensive handbook for food processors covering over 30 major herbs and spices. It is introduced with general information about the spices trade, and quality and safety issues, followed by details on individual herbs and spices.