Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Essential Herbal - Sept/Oct '13

Our newest issue is just starting to reach subscribers.  Just in time for a relaxed evening read in the setting sun.  We're particularly thrilled with this issue.  There are several new voices on the pages along with those you know and have come to look forward to, and our exquisite cover comes from illustrator (and reader!) Tina Hickman.  As we put it together, it became clear that it was a delicious, well-balanced issue that will stir some thought and provide inspiration to herbies of all levels.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved gathering it for you!
Subscribe today to get your copy HERE.
Inside you'll find:

Field Notes from the Editor
Is it time to stop thinking of herbs and herbalists as strange?

About the cover, KJ Hickman
This issue's artist bio.

Easy Ways to Preserve Elderberries, Tina Sams
You've got a basket (or 10) of berries.  Now what?

The Homestead, Michele Brown
There have been many twists and turns on this herb farmer's path.

Herbal Remedies, Compilation
Favorite concoctions from several readers and contributors.

Fun, Sillies and Puns for the Happy Herbalist, Jessica Morgan
A talented herbalist with a silly side makes us all smile (with a groan or two).

Fresh Herbs and Fried Oreos, Alicia Allen
Starting out with a new business isn't all it's cracked up to be.  It is hard work and lots of humility.

How to Store Seeds, Heddy Johannesen
Now more than ever we need to be keeping our seeds safe and viable.

A Love/Hate Relationship with Herbs - A Gardening Critique, Barbara Steele
Are you sure you want to plant that there?  Not all plants play nice in the garden.

Community Herbalism, Stephany Hoffelt
What does it really mean to help your community?  Stephany pulls back the lace curtains in this poignant piece.

Lovage – a New/Old Herb, Sandy Michelsen
Learn some uses for this stately beauty in the garden.

Herbal Smoothie Soap And Mucilaginous Plants, Marci Tsohonis
A soothing, healing bar with information about the plants that make it so.

Finding Herb Companions, Susanna Reppert
You don't have to feel all alone out there!

Sarah's Overstuffed Artichokes, Sarah Liberta
A luscious meal from the bayou from our Louisiana culinary herbalist.

Fall Weather Signs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Nature's prognostications abound.  Just look around and start stacking the wood!

Cranberry Nut Relish, Tina Sams
Simple and delicious accompaniment to fall dishes.

Herbs of the Forest - Cultivating a Forest Garden, Suzan T. Scholl The woods around you can be your herb garden too.

50 Herbal Essentials for your Kitchen & Garden
What do you need?  What do you want?  And what will make an herbie's life easier?

Talking to Plants, Lalanya Bodenbender
Do you speak the language? Or do you feel like you are missing something?  Maybe it isn't what you think.

The Witches Garden, Jackie Johnson ND
Wander among the plants that have been gathered in an imaginary witch's garden.

Using the Mint Harvest, Mary Ellen Wilcox
Lore and uses for the unassuming but vastly important mint plant.

Elderberry Shrub Concentrate, Tina Sams
Make up this concentrate and have this refreshing beverage all year long.

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