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Earl Grey Tea: History Health Benefits and How to Brew

Earl Grey is a great alternative to boring old water It's infused in water so you'll get the same amount of water intake as you would drinking a standard 8-ounce glass of water The taste is delightful and the citrusy and malty flavors satisfy a sweet tooth Make sure to keep sugar additives such as cane sugar and honey to a minimum to preserve the low-calorie quality of this beverage

Herbs

Because the oils in the leaves are the source of that wonderful aroma and taste drying basil is not recommended When using it in cooking you want to add it at the last-minute so the flavor isn't diminished You can keep your basil fresh in a bag in the refrigerator for a period up to a week or for a longer period in the freezer after being blanched quickly in boiling water

drying herbs — Old Blog — Aroma Culture

Drying Many herbs can easily be air dried Harvest your herb remove the bottom leaves from the stem tie several stems together and hang the bundle upside down for a couple of weeks You can also use clothespins to hold individual stems upside down while they're drying Alternatively lay your herbs out on a drying screen in a single layer and allow them to rest there until completely

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Extending an abundant herb harvest

Drying herbs can loose over 50% of their nutritional and medicinal benefit Rather than using dried herbs for teas try using these cubes of freshly frozen herbs There are so many ways to use and preserve the abundance that herbs bring to gardens When I go and do talks around the region love hearing about different ways people use their

The Best Way To Cure Your Cannabis Buds

Drying is just as it sounds—it's the process of removing the majority of the water content from your buds This will make them easier to handle more resilient against mould formation and a lot more pleasant to smoke Some growers are happy to blaze dried buds but if you want to take the flavour and potency of your harvest to the next level you'll need to cure them

Edible Wild Plants Foraging Herbs in the Wild

The best time to pick wild herbs and edible wild plants is on a dry day after the morning dew has passed as moisture will cause mold in the drying stage (except for picking bark as moist bark will peel easier) The best times are mid-day or even early mid-morning before the sun becomes the most intense as it's ray will cause the herbs to change to chlorophyll manufacture instead of the

Common Culinary Herbs and Spices

21/06/2011When buying herbs and spices by weight buy only what will fit into an average-size spice jar In other words don't stock up Most go a very long way and are at their optimal flavor for up to a year after which they begin losing their potency Keep dried herbs and spices in a place in your kitchen that is away from heat and moisture

The Midnight Gardener: Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs - Garlic Sage and Thyme Growing Garlic Lots of garlic grows in a small space But eating garlic is another story Nearly every culture on Earth has a recipe or two that includes garlic either a little bit for flavor or a lot as the main ingredient There seems to be no in between with garlic – some folks like vampires wrinkle up their noses and back away The rest of

How to Dry Herbs at Home: The 3 Best Ways

Drying mint image via Shutterstock To air-dry herbs: Spread individual leaves or sprigs of herbs on a rack or a baking tray lined with cheesecloth If you're going to be drying herbs using this method frequently you may wish to make a drying screen out of mesh like mosquito screening mounted on a

cinnamon

Cinnamon bushy evergreen tree of the laurel family and the spice derived from its bark The spice is brown in color and has a delicately fragrant aroma and a warm sweet flavor Cinnamon is used to flavor a variety of foods from confections to curries to beverages and is popular in bakery goods in many places

Best Companion Plants for Growing Marijuana – a Pot for Pot

Companion planting is making use of other plants and herbs to facilitate the healthy growth of the primary plant which in this case is marijuana There are many benefits associated with companion planting considering that it's an age-old technique There are no drawbacks for using it and it is an inexpensive and easy way to help with the growth of cannabis in the grow room Benefits of

How to Make Incense

Drying incense How to make non-combustible incense (commonly called as pellets or loose ingredients) This one is simply a mixture of ingredients which can be herbs like lavender or wood powders You can combine anything depending on your reference to bring out the smell that suits you the most How to Use the Incense In Vietnam

Lavender Plant: Care and Growing Guide

Lavender is a well known and fragrant plant with gray-green foliage upright flower spikes and a compact shrub form In the garden lavender makes an excellent companion plant for almost anything from roses to cabbage It is one of those aromatic gray herbs that deer avoid making it a great choice as a decoy in your Hosta or daylily beds

Freeze

Freeze drying also known as lyophilisation or cryodesiccation is a low temperature dehydration process that involves freezing the product lowering pressure then removing the ice by sublimation This is in contrast to dehydration by most conventional methods that evaporate water using heat Freeze drying results in a high quality product because of the low temperature used in processing

How To Make Your Own Rosemary Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudge sticks are derived from Native American culture where they are used in ceremonies to cleanse and bless people and places The sticks are usually made up of dried sage but can be made with many other combinations of dried herbs and flowers like lavender rosemary thyme or any other scents you prefer When smoldering the sticks give off a rustic aroma that's calming and pleasant

TEA VARIETIES

Withering tea leaves make green tea – and then steaming rolling and drying them It undergoes minimal processing and contains 80-90% catechins and flavonols (10% of total flavonoids) The infused leaf is green and the liquor is mild pale green or lemon-yellow Black tea involves additional processing (i e aeration and withering) As a

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If you already get an email letter from me every Tuesday you'll still receive a link to the blog post each week Once the plants are old enough you can plant them out into the garden in well-draining soil with full sun They will flower for you in the second year Because St John's Wort does well in poor soils it can be grown in almost any garden (add a bit of sand and organic matter

Earl Grey Tea: History Health Benefits and How to Brew

Earl Grey is a great alternative to boring old water It's infused in water so you'll get the same amount of water intake as you would drinking a standard 8-ounce glass of water The taste is delightful and the citrusy and malty flavors satisfy a sweet tooth Make sure to keep sugar additives such as cane sugar and honey to a minimum to preserve the low-calorie quality of this beverage

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How to Dry Herbs in the Oven (with Pictures)

24/03/2020Pull large-leaf herbs from their stalks before drying This includes herbs like sage basil or mint If it's easy to hold just the leaf then it's best to remove them from the stalk before drying You can also cut the leaves from the stalk with your sharp scissors but this will be more time consuming 5 Leave small-leaf and feathery herbs on their stalks until after they dry This

Perilla or Shiso in the John Heinz National Wildlife

12/11/2011One of my favorite hobbies is birdwatching and one of my favorite places for birdwatching in the Philadelphia area is the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum a large tract of open water and wetlands with some surrounding forest located across I-95 from the Philadelphia Airport Here is one of the smaller more secluded necks of water in this refuge to give you an idea of what

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How to Cook with Spices for Medicine

Herbs and spices generally fall into several categories Each has its own pizzazz Aromatic spices are a class of spices including unsurprisingly spices that have a strong aroma Aromatic spices impart a strong flavor to your meal Peppermint thyme and cinnamon are among the best known aromatic spices The aroma indicates a high