The current issue emailed out to subscribers yesterday. Our computers put up a good fight, but in the end, we won. We always have a struggle when we start a new year, but I think we have it figured out. Finally!
The year starts off with a spectacular Herb of the Year chosen by the International Herb Assoc., being covered well by Kristine Brown. Another highlight is a really nice and wide-ranging article on Jerusalem Artichokes, with additional recipes from other contributors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Crossword, A New Year at The Essential Herbal
Just for fun, we think you’ll know most of these – or you might pick up a new bit of info!
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
Big changes for us, but the magazine will stay just as it is. Life never stays the same, right?
You Can’t Beat Beets, Alicia Allen
These jewels of the earth seem to have lovers and haters, with few in between. Alicia gives us several ways to give them another try.
Elderberry Shrub and Mocktail Recipe for Immune Support, Jessicka
Staying healthy with herbal recipes can be delicious and feel luxurious at the same time!
Alcohol Substitutes for Dry January, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh
Creative ways to create mocktails that are such delicious beverages January might not be enough.
The Garden Year, Jackie Johnson, ND
Gardening is really a yearlong endeavor, even though we usually only think about the growing season and the harvest. A month to month guide to the activities that make up the rest of the year.
Spices, Kathy Musser
6 of our most useful spices briefly described with ideas for use.
Jerusalem Artichokes, Rebekah Bailey
If you haven’t tried eating or growing Jerusalem Artichokes, you’ll want to after reading all about them. Excellent perennial food source, even with limited space!
Sunchoke Chips, Tina Sams
My favorite recipe(s) for these useful tubers.
Sunchoke Soup, Susanna Reppert-Brill
Delightful soup utilizing Jerusalem Artichokes and potatoes that you’ll love!
Herb of the Year™: Yarrow, Kristine Brown RH(AHG)
All about Yarrow, including tincture instructions, a wound powder, and fever reducing tea! Learn how Yarrow got her tattered leaves, too.
Yarrow for the Teeth, Sylett Strickland
Interesting and successful experiment for the teeth and gums.
Book Excerpt: Foraging (as a way of life )
We love this book! We chose the section on Norway Maple to share because it is such a beautiful, giving tree. Readers also get a 20% discount until it comes out in April ’24.
Meet our Contributors The wonderful group who shares their knowledge and stories.
Wordfind Puzzle and Crossword Solution New wordfind for the season! And just in case you didn’t know all the answers to the crossword, here’s the key.