Fruit salad is a popular summer treat. All you need is an handful of fruit and you have a refreshing treat that is just as good for breakfast as it is for dessert. Adding fresh Lemon Balm to this dish really makes it sing!Read More
Making your own fresh cranberry sauce takes only a few mintues and the results taste significantly better than the quivering cylinder of jelly that comes from a can. My problem with cranberry sauce is it is too tart to enjoy without adding lots of sugar.Read More
My friend Barbara inspired me to devise this granola recipe after sampling her delicious batch right out of the oven. Both of us enjoy playing around with granola ingredients for different flavors. This recipe was my first big success. It is a perfect match with yogurt as a breakfast treat, but I often eat it straight out of the jar as a snack.Read More
Homemade applesauce is a delight. There is simply no comparison between the taste of store bought applesauce and warm applesauce straight from the pot. My children seem to melt with happiness as the house fills with the scent of cooked apples spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.Read More
Granola is a health food favorite mixed and hot from the oven in 30 minutes. Most commercial brands are surprisingly high in fat. This recipe needs very little oil to keep the granola chewy. The cranberries help keep the urinary tract in balance as well as providing antioxidants. Golden raisins have a softer taste than black raisins which compliments the cranberry flavor nicely.Read More
Deviled eggs are a springtime favorite at The Practical Herbalist. The chickens are laying regularly and the sage has produced spicy new leaves that are difficult to resist. This recipe was made with herbal vinegar infused with sage and agrimony but basil or rosemary vinegar would work just as well. Most people sprinkle their eggs with paprika but the buttery flavor of turmeric compliments the sage much better.Read More
Autumn comes to the garden faster than than my poor tomato plants can tolerate. This recipe was the result of frustrated attempts to make a spicy dip with my neglected tomatoes that would never enjoy the blush of ripeness. The cherry or pear tomatoes add a sweet flavor that balances the spark of the pepper and onion.Read More
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