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Happy 4'th of July

Tamara Huron

Happy Independence Day!

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Herbs to Highlight Thanksgiving

Cate MacKrell


What a beautiful day in the South today! Temperatures around 70 degrees, couldn't ask for better weather for our Herbs to Highlight Thanksgiving cooking show. Today I prepared a light Sage vinaigrette for a hearty Fall salad. Next dish was a Potato Kale and Rosemary Gratin. The cooking show was a feature for folks to attend during their lunch hour. The group had fun, sampled a few delicious herb dishes, enjoyed the weather and returned to work. Happy Day!

Oregano Angel Food Tiramisu

Cate MacKrell

While Summer lingers and the heat makes us look for cool and refreshing things to eat, I decided to make a light tiramisu made with angel food cake instead of lady fingers. I also used Neufchatel cheese for some of the filling which is lighter than mascarpone. This cut down on the prep time and had it in the refrigerator chilling in a hurry.

Adding fresh Oregano to the filling gave it a touch of savoriness! Oregano is one of the culinary herbs rich in antioxidants, substances that protect your cells from damage. It also slows cell deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging. So why not have a slice of light and delicious Angel Food Tiramisu.

Don't forget the Organic Herb of the Month Club for your upcoming unique gift ideas.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara



Organic Herb of the Month

Cate MacKrell

Sage is the organic Herb of the month. Sage is considered one of natures perfect Herbs as it is full of vitamins and anti-oxidants. Sage is a perrenial and pretty easy to grow. It loves warm weather and a good supply of water.

Many folks relate Sage to Thanksgiving and the wonderful stuffings they grew up with. Unfortunately, Sage doesn't get used in recipes as much as it deserves. Try fresh organic Sage with Seafood, Pasta or fresh Fruit Teas. Sage will lend a balance and freshness to your recipes.

Sage is a natural detoxifier! Give it a try.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Summer Time Herbs

Cate MacKrell

Summer is a great time to enjoy the beauty of herbs. Herbs begin to flower and add a new dimension to the garden. The flowers can be cut back to encourage new growth and revitalize the plant. Place your herb flowers in a small vase and appreciate their natural beauty.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Healthy Father's Day Gift

Cate MacKrell

There's still time to order your Father the healthiest natural and organic gift. Send him the Herb of the Month. Each month he will receive an organic fresh herb along with recipes featuring the herb.

Show your Dad you care and give him a gift that will do him good!

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Father's Day Gift

Cate MacKrell

Father's Day is a time to be thankful for your Dad and tell him how much you appreciate him. How about a unique healthy gift.

Give Dad an Herb of the Month, 1 month -6 month available. Dad likes to grill...herbs add great flavor to your grill favorites.

If your Dad favors eating healthy, he will appreciate the healthy recipes included for the featured Herb.

Give the Healthy Gift of Cooking with Organic Herbs

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

 

Watermelon Thyme Holiday Salad

Cate MacKrell

Summer picnics and gatherings are always a fun time, but what to make when time is running short?

This healthy holiday salad is easy to make, fun and tastes great. The kids will love it.

Start with a ripe mini watermelon, hollow out to use as the bowls. Add the watermelon, blueberries, a diced apple and a splash of lime juice.

Dice some fresh Thyme and a drizzle of honey and your on your way to the holdiay festivities.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Herb Cookies

Cate MacKrell

Today I worked on creating some new Herb Cookie recipes. The results were fantastic...delicious cookies with the hint of fresh organic herbs. Cookies with the benefits of fresh herbs. Need an idea for the simple dessert, try one of my delicious Herb Cookies.

Herb of the Month Club offers 1month - 6month subscriptions. Birthdays, Anniversaries and words of thanks will all appreciate this wonderful healthy gift.

Monthly Herb includes recipes that highlight the herb.

Visit organicherbalcooking.com

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Easter Gifts

Cate MacKrell

Hippity Hop...Fresh Herbs on Their Way....

Healthy Natural Easter Gift

1 month, 3 month & 6 month gifts available

Visit  organicherbalcooking.com

Delicious Recipes Included                    Fresh Herbs to Your Door

 

 

 

 

Tarragon Lemonade

Cate MacKrell

The weekend's here and it's time to relax!  How about a healthy homemade Tarragon Lemonade. Simple to make and oh so refreshing. First, make a simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup water, 1 sprig Tarragon and 2/3 cup Agave syrup or honey. Heat for 4 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat and cool.

To a large pitcher add juice of 6 lemons, 5 cups of cold water and 4 sprigs of Tarragon. Add ice to your favorite glasses and get ready for a great refreshing drink.  Celebrating something fun, this recipe is fantastic with a touch of Gin or Vodka.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Herb Spring Fever

Cate MacKrell

 I always post the finished product, recipes that highlight fresh organic Herbs. With Spring only 23 days away, I thought I would share a few pictures of the othe side of my business.

Planting seeds can be economical and fun to watch as they sprout and become stronger. Plant cuttings of perrenial Herbs is always fun, this way I can share some Herbs with my friends.

Now is the time to plant a few of your favorite Herbs so that you may benefit in the months to come.

Be healthy & enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Valentine's

Cate MacKrell

Happy Valentine's to all my friends and fellow Herb lovers. Make your Valentine meal special with Heart shaped Herb Croutons.

They go great with a Ceasar Salad or Garden Salad. Brush your bread with olive oil, garlic powder and sprinkle with your favorite Herb and bake for 3 minutes.

Your Valentine will say Mmmmm!

Be healthy & enjoy

Valentine's Week

Cate MacKrell

Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, leaving many busy working folks not able to celebrate on the actual day.  Most people have said they will be celebrating Friday night or Saturday this year.  Makes sense!

Sharing this fantastic dish, easy and a wow! Take a moment and arrange the shrimp so they make hearts.  You can even thread them on a skewer to look like hearts.  Shrimp with Basil & Mango is a sure winner to get your true love's heart thumping.  A little spicy, alot of flavor.

Order your Healthy Valentine's gift today.  Visit organicherbalcooking.com, I'll have your Fresh Organic Herb along with healthy recipes to your door by Friday.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Shrimp with Mint & Rice Noodles

Cate MacKrell

If you've never cooked rice noodles, you will be surprised at the ease of preparation and the lightness they offer. You don't boil rice noodles, but pour hot water over to soften. They are popular in many Southeast Asian dishes.  They also have less carbs than regular noodles.

I wanted to create a dish similar to favorites I've had in Asian restaurants.  The ingredients are simple and cooks quickly.  Mint was the Herb of choice for this dish.  Mint leaves offered a sweet flavor with a refreshing cool finish.  Mint is readily available and once you have it in your garden, you will never be without!  It is invasive, wants to take over the garden, so keep it under control!

Mint adds a delicious balance to this wonderful dish.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

 

 

Edamame & Green Beans with Mint

Cate MacKrell

The New Year is a time to feel revitalized! Who wouldn't like to be healthier and share the benefits of eating well with their family and friends. 


This is a simple dish with 3 of my favorites.  The health benefits are second to none. Herbs have a great history with Mint having an enormous family of varieties and types. Mint is known to have originated in Asia and the Mediterranean region. In many cultures, mint symbolized hospitality and was offered as a sign of welcome and friendship to guests as they arrived. In the Middle East mint tea is still served to guests on their arrival.  In ancient Greece, the leaves of mint were rubbed onto the dining table, which was a sign of their warm greeting. I really like this idea, the smell must have been marvelous.

Edamame's are a natural source of antioxidant's and full of protein.  They are easy to cook and very tasty. Take a moment to experiment with them, their versatility is awesome.

Let me know if you would like the recipe.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Christmas Delivery

Cate MacKrell

Christmas is coming and the herbs are getting ready to make you feel healthy. Compliment your Christmas meal with a new recipe and a fresh organic herb.

There is still time to send this natural organic gift.  The perfect gift for cooks, gardeners, friends and family.  Visit organicherbalcooking.com today.  Saturday is the final day for orders.

Merry Christmas.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara