Ayurvedic “All things are the differential apparatus of one infinity.” Unknown Author Hello fellow travelers. This month’s CSA tries to focus primarily on Ayurvedic herbs and applications as well as some traditional herbs used in non-traditional ways. Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic healing that originated in India. The main concept is that the … Continue reading 2018 Summer CSA – August
ROOT AMERICANA / APPALACHIAN Today I went a wandering high atop Mount Vernon. On my walk, I crossed a little plant peeking from the grasses. Unremarkable by any modern standard of beauty, it stood nestled quietly amongst the vast flora and fauna of central Ohio. “Who are you little plant?” I said, to no answer. “Who … Continue reading 2018 Summer CSA – July
Interested in joining our informative, incorrigible, and indubitably interesting monthly finished product herb CSA? The herb share from Bailiwick Farm provides a supply of five handcrafted herbal products, picked up or shipped to you once a month for four months. These items can be paired together or used individually to add spice throughout the month. … Continue reading The 2018 Finished Product Herb CSA is Here!
As we're at the height of cold and flu season, I've lately been pondering elderberry and the etymology of the name. etymonline.com gives us this definition: "type of berry tree, c. 1400, from earlier ellen, from Old English ellæn, ellærn "elderberry tree," origin unknown, perhaps related to alder, which at any rate might be the … Continue reading Elderberry Lore…
Apparently, we have wild mushrooms cropping up everywhere! The weather has been just perfect for their propagation; i.e. wet, damp, and cold. No complaints, though, not when I am greeted by these fantastic fungi on my walk with Puck. Out front by the mulch pile, these itty bitty little guys stretch across a solid 30-foot … Continue reading curiouser and curiouser…
If you are anything like the Wentworth-Kuhn family, the Holidays begin with a wee drop of the creature, and end in a blur. This month’s contribution is dedicated to the cause of, and solution to all life’s problems. Included in your parcel: Low Down Bitters Oatmeal Lavender Soap with Deck Bloody Mary Soup Mix Angelica … Continue reading December Fog Newsletter
Hi Herb Folks! Hope you enjoyed the December's parcel! In December we included, from left to right: Oatmeal Lavender Soap w/ Soap Deck, Bloody Mary Soup Mix, Lavender Cocktail Syrup, Low Down Bitters, Angelica Sugar and of course, the newsletter. Keep your eyes on the post, for your January parcel is on it's way!
Garlic Chive Pesto Via: http://www.abundantharvestkitchen.com Posted by Carol Peterson Ingredients: ½ cup chopped garlic chives 3 tbsp walnuts 1 cup parsley 5-6 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper 1 clove garlic Preparation: Put all ingredients except oil in food processor and blend. While machine is running add the oil … Continue reading Things You Know Recipe Suggestions
In this week’s parcel, we have included: Basil Oregano Sage Thyme Garlic Chives Also added as a bonus, garlic scape pesto. Garlic scapes courtesy of Ernest “And Forthright” Rando, of Fox Hollow Farm. Please use or freeze your pesto within a few days. Basil Basil’s refreshing clove and anise-like aroma conjures up memories … Continue reading Things You Know & Things You May Not – Week 3 of the 2015 Herb CSA
Mussels with Garlic and Fines Herbes YIELD: Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: Coffee filter or cheesecloth 3 pounds mussels 1 1/2 cups white wine 4 shallot lobes, sliced thin 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tablespoon chopped chervil leaves 2 teaspoons chopped tarragon leaves 1 … Continue reading Fines Herbes Recipe Suggestions