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What Is AN Herb? Or is it URB ? It's both or either, depending on where you live. In the Commonwealth English it's "hurb" and in American English it's pronounced "URB". So, take your pick and know that you are correct either way.

In botany an herb is a green leafy plant that dies back to the ground at the end of the growing season. (or something close to that).

In my book it's a green leafy plant grown for culinary, medicinal, or spiritual value.

My interest is all three, but I specialize in "culinary"... cooking with herbs is a delightful experience that you never get tired of. Many, many, ways to use herbs in the preparation of foods that lends itself to "joy" of cooking.

Some herb information that you may or may not be aware of.

In a study done by the U.S.D.A., scientist tested the antioxidant capacity of 27 culinary herbs and 12 medicinal herbs all under the same conditions. They found many to be ounce for ounce more potent than fruits or vegetables.

Three varieties of oregano, including Italian, showed the most antioxidant activity of the herbs analyzed-higher than vitamin E. Sweet bay, dill, winter savory and coriander also showed impressive antioxidant capacity.

Herbs are broken down into 3 levels in the culinary arena.

(Mild) parsley, chives, chervil, and mint.
(Medium) basil, tarragon, thyme, and oregano.
(Strong) rosemary, bay leaf, and sage.

If you are new to using herbs, my suggestion is to start with the milder ones and graduate to the others when you are comfortable with the understanding.

At Sage Hill Farms we have done all the work for you if you prefer.
Just go to the website and click... http://www.sagehillfarmsandvintagestore.com

Need recipes? Visit http://beasbeatitudes.blogspot.com

Summer is winding down in the gardens at Sage Hill and we are really looking forward to the fall activities and some cooler temps.

Whatever your September plans are, make them fun and special. Do something good for the earth, she will forever be grateful! Be Well – Eat Well

Visit Our Friends!

Some places you may enjoy visiting and shopping... I surely do.

Anne, at (Le'Na' Skin Care,) is all about "healthy and natural." These products have saved my skin from the wide range of elements I'm exposed to on a regular basis. Anne is very willing to educate you in what she offers and what's right for your needs.
http://healthierskinnaturally.com
http://www.ryze.com/go/AnneSchrock

Elizabeth Morgan makes the best herbal soaps I have ever found. If you have special needs for any skin issues, she can help you with those. Visit Elizabeth and you'll be happy with what you find... I promise.
http://dandesoap.com
http://www.ryze.com/go/DandySoap

Holidays are very close by, time to make your card list and I have just the perfect help-mate for you. Kim Emerson with (Send Out Cards) has been doing my card list for a long time... I never have to worry about whether or not I have cards and if I will remember to use them.
Visit Kim at: http://www.ryze.com/go/kimskardshop

NOTE: I do not get any compensation from any person or business that I share with you.
I do so because I find them to be exceptional in product and service.

 

Bea's Beatitudes



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Sage Hill Farms website - please feel free to leave a comment, ask a question, start a conversation, what ever your needs are, we are always happy to help out.

Thank you all for choosing Sage Hill Farms... we will strive to be a good friend.

Happy Summer!

Bea and Mike Kunz
http://www.sagehillfarmsandvintagestore.com

 

Sage Hill Happenings

September 2007


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