It's about time to let the cat out of the bag for the upcoming issue. Here's the cover. Last year one of the women on the list posted a picture of herself in her gardening get-up. It was pretty cute, and she was covered from hat to boot.
We thought about that picture and about the snow that sometimes falls during these months, and this is what we came up with.
Table of Contents
Natural Easter Egg Dyes, Betsy May
Never Enough Thyme, Susanna Reppert
Spring Clean/Spring Cleanse, Kristine Brown
Kids Korner, Karen Hegre
Cooking with Lemon Balm, Sarah Liberta
Suburban Herbie, Geri Burgert
Plant some Fenugreek this Spring, Theresa Kavi
Tasty Tea Herbs, Susan Evans
Medicine and Beauty from the Sea, Gail Faith Edwards
Asthma/Chronic Bronchitis Treatment, Jeanne Rose
List Article, Salves & Balms
Winter with No Snow, Mary Ellen Wilcox
Elder, a Tree for All Reasons, Maureen Rogers
Lavender Cookies and Lavender Chicken, Myra Bonhage-Hale
I really like to wait until every single issue has been mailed to subscribers, shops, advertisers, and writers before posting the newest issue of The Essential Herbal. One of the test copies were delivered today, so that means everyone will see them in the next couple of weeks.
The cover is even more appropriate than we'd suspected, as (at least here) another storm is headed this way. I did feel bad addressing a copy to Australia, knowing that they are baking there right now.
By the way, this is a good time to get those ducks in a row and get your copy of Wild Foods for Every Table (available at the web site) so you'll be ready when the little greenies start popping their heads above the soil. The recipes inside have been submitted by some of the experts in the field, and lots of people who have been quietly foraging all their lives. You can dine freely (and we do mean freely) from the weeds growing all around you - and dine well! These aren't recipes for stack-o-weeds, folks. These are delicious soups, desserts, main dishes, and beverages. There are dips, appetizers, salads, and side dishes too. You won't regret it.