Herb Archives

  • Arugula

    Arugula (Erica sativa, Family: Brassicaceae also Cruciferae) has a unique, unmistakable flavor which reminds us of…

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  • Basil

    Basil (Ocimum basilicum, Family: Lamiaceae), also known as St. Joseph’s Wort, originated in Asia, but just…

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  • Bay, Sweet

    The beautiful evergreen Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Family: Lauraceae) tree may grow in its native…

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  • Chives

    Those who are so fortunate as to have a grandmother, aunt, mother or sister who…

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  • Clove

    The Clove we use in cooking is the unopened bud of a fragrant, evergreen tree (Eugenia…

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  • Dill

    Anethum graveolens A member of the Apiaceae (also Umbelliferae) Family and an annual, dill is a light…

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  • Epazote

    Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides, formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides), known by the much easier names of Mexican tea,…

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  • Ginger

    Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Family: Zingiberaceae), a tropical perennial, was one of the spices Marco Polo…

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  • Juniper

    The warmly aromatic and resinous scent of the juniper berry (Juniperus communis, Family: Cupressaceae) is like…

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  • Lavender

    Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Family: Lamiaceae also Labiatae) is most breathtaking when grown in drifts reminiscent of the…

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  • Mint

    Mentha x piperita There are many varieties of mint in the Lamiaceae family with various scents…

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  • Peppers, Capsicum

    Pepper (Capsicum ssp., Family: Solanaceae) is the 2016 Herb of the Year and is of particular interest to…

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