Our latest issue is in the mail, and the pdf edition will be emailed to subscribers on the 20th. We just love this beautiful bunch of nasturtiums on the cover! They help us hang on to the growing season a little bit longer. There are some wonderful articles in this issue. Many of combine medicine and food, and there are so many interesting things to try. We hope you'll enjoy it. Here's the table of contents.
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Cover Artist, Anne Butera
Some of the last blooms in the
autumnal culinary garden grace our cover.
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
Lighting the herbal fire in a child. This issue has everything, but it’s
particularly helpful in making food be
Autumn Canning, Rebekah Bailey
4 not-so-typical things to jazz up
the pantry shelves
Herbal Condiments, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Salsa, chutneys, relishes, and
sauces to bring pizazz to the table
A Story of Spearmint, Isabella Bergum
A brief tale of how spearmint
traveled to West Virginia
“Brain” Mousse, Maryanne Schwartz
No brains were injured in the making
of this skin cream, it just looks that way.
The Moon Garden, Barbara Steele
The pure delight of night-blooming
or pale silvery plants in the night
The Plight of the Bumblebee, Kathy Musser
As an herb farmer, Kathy has seen a
change in how people plant their gardens, and it’s a good thing.
DIY Botanical Cocktails, Jackie Johnson
How to put together a botanical
cocktail bar for a large group
Making Fresh Horseradish, J B Shaffer
Try some fresh horseradish. Learn about the plant/root, and prepare it as
Peruvian Maca, Marita Orr
All about the adaptogenic root Maca
Peppers, Anyone? Marci Tsohonis
Info on peppers and how to work with
them. And LOTS of ways to use them.
Mad for Motherwort, Kristine Brown
Motherwort has so much to offer
us. Kristine tells us all about it.
Autumn Harvest, Tina Sams
Do you work with new herbs each
year? Be ready to study them in winter.
Nasturtiums as medicine and food.
Yup – medicine!
Witching Herbs? Maryanne Schwartz
Renaisance fair enchantments
Making a Medicinal Travel Bag, Molly Sams
It really only takes a few things
for most people.
Next deadline is September 1 for the November/December issue.