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That Pesky Dandelion is Good For You

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Did you know that the dandelion has been used as food and medicine for much of recorded history?  Yes, I am talking about that pesky weed that is the bain of your lawns existence.  Since you just can’t stop trying to get rid of them, you might as well make some use of them.  In [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal · Recipes · Storing Techniques

Drying Mint for Tea – Best Techniques?

June 15th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I just harvested the first cutting of my four varieties of mint growing in various gardens. I am growing

Spearmint
Peppermint
Greek Mint
Another Spearmint Variety (Large Leafed)

Some techniques commonly used to dry mint are:

Bundle and hang from Stems in a dark, very dry place (if possible with paper bags around the bundles)
Put in Paper bags
Place in oven at [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Storing Techniques

Freezing The Last Tomatoes

October 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Around the beginning of October, the tomatoes slow-ripen on the vine and stay there, nice and ripe, sitting waiting to be picked. They will sit there a good while (depending on the weather) until one day when I have some time to pick them and do something with them. Of course, if I [...]

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