Wednesday, August 15, 2018

September/October 2018 Essential Herbal #101

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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Table of Contents

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 your medicine.

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 a condiment.

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,Tina Sams
     Nasturtiums as medicine and food. Yup – medicine!

Witching Herbs? Maryanne Schwartz
     Renaisance fair enchantments

Making a Medicinal Travel Bag, Molly Sam
s
     It really only takes a few things for most people.

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