Monday, September 18, 2023

Essential Herbal Magazine - September/October 2023

I've been way too preoccupied! This blog debuted in March of 2005 and in all those years I've never missed putting up a new issue.  Until this one, a couple of weeks late.  Now that the Extra is complete and almost ready to go on the 20th, I can take a quick breath before the PA Tea Fest this weekend to get caught up on a few things.  

This is a really fun issue!  Subscribers might notice that we are currently getting some really interesting and unique types of information to publish right alongside what we've all come to expect.  I'm particularly proud to introduce the young apprentice that has been helping my sister and me have some fun around here.  It's always good to see things through new eyes.  So without further ado, here is the cover and TOC.


Field Notes from the Editor
Back from a conference, we’re renewed and full of ideas!

About the Cover, Calendula Bath Herbs
Make a simple batch of bathing herbs to soak and soothe.

Pass-Along Plants, Barbara Steele
Those plants that were shared, and the ones we share with others are surprisingly meaningful.

It’s On the Menu, Alicia Allen
Hearty chicken and pork meals that include lots of those vegetables in the garden.  And dessert!

Guide to Harvesting & Drying Your Own Herbs for your Home Apothecary, Jen Sutherland Cline
How do we preserve thee?  Let us count the ways…

Looking Back, Kathy Musser
What can you learn from 25 years in business?  Kathy shares a few of those things – and her favorite plants.

Um, About that Apothecary Cupboard?  Marci Tsohonis
Reorganizing to make room for the newly grown herbs became a pretty big project, but it turned out to be a beauty!

Embracing Autumn’s Bounty, Fall Uses of Herbs, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh
There are so many different ways that we can enjoy herbs.  Marcy shares some of hers.

Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle, Summer Harvest
We haven’t tried this before.  Once you pick up the directions, it’s pretty much fun!

Mushroom Bouillon Powder and Paste + Homemade Seasoning Salt Recipe, Heidi Shayla
Versatile and flavorful additions to your cooking can also be good for you.

Music in the Garden, Susanna Reppert
What do you listen to (or sing) when you’re out in the garden working?  If you need some ideas, Susanna has got you covered.

Our Very Young Apprentice, Tina Sams
There’s nothing to remind you of the wonder of plants, like showing a young person some of that magic!

Wondrous Willow, Kristine Brown, RH (AHG)
All the amazing ways that willow offers us his many gifts.  Learn all about it.

Meet Our Contributors
Who are these generous herbfolk sharing their knowledge?  Meet them here.

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(this gives you the six Extras, smaller tidbits to hold you over until the next issue).

Several of our advertisers offer readers discounts in this issue!

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