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Getting Cucumber Flavor…Without Cucumbers

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Growing Salad Burnet - LivingHomegrown.com

Growing Salad Burnet - LivingHomegrown.com

I confess…

Culinary herbs led to my edible gardening addiction.

As I started getting into cooking as a young adult, I started growing herbs to get the best flavor.

Then as I learned more about the powerful flavors found in fresh herbs, I was hooked!

Today, I have over 50 different herbs in my garden and I use them for both cooking and canning.

I especially love the unusual herbs that few people know about.

Salad burnet is one such herb.

It offers a delicate and unusual flavor combination that is just not found anywhere else.

Here is the lowdown on:

  • What salad burnet is
  • How its flavor changes
  • How it is best used in cooking
  • Tips for growing it

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Making Herb Concentrate

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Garden herbs were the gateway drug to my current edible gardening obsession. As I was in culinary school, I started landscaping with herbs rather than ordinary landscape plants so...

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Cooking With Marvelous Mint

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Today, I am taking part in Summer Fest. Margaret Roach (awaytogarden blog) created this blogging project as a way to share “fresh-from-the-garden” recipes and tips. This week’s theme is...

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Blogging At Herb Companion: National Herb Week

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This past week was National Herb Week- A special week created by the International Herb Association to promote the world of herbs and the Herb of the Year (which...

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Fireplace Herbs

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 As you cut back any herbs in your garden in preparation for winter, save the cuttings and branches from the most fragrant plants such as bay, mint, lavender, lemon...

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Lavender Biscotti

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My mom harvested her lavender last weekend and ended up with several baskets filled to the brim with fragrant bundles. I dried my own lavender last month and have...

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Featured Plant – Lemon Balm

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Have you ever grown a plant so long, you started to assume everyone already knew all about it? It happened to me once when someone visited my garden and...

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Featured Plant – Kent Beauty Oregano

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Here is a “beauty” of a plant that everyone should grow. It is called Kent Beauty Oregano (Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’). It is NOT an oregano that you eat. It...

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Featured Plant – Cilantro and Coriander Are The Same!

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Did you know that cilantro and coriander are the same thing?! The plant called Coriandrum sativum is really the combination of two herbs in one. The leaf portion is...

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