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Cantaloupe Basil & Mozzarella Salad

Tamara Huron

Refreshing summer salad with cantaloupe and basil. Easy to make and delicious!

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Happy 4'th of July

Tamara Huron

Happy Independence Day!

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Red White & Blue Baguettes

Tamara Huron

Red White & Blue Baguettes

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Thanksgiving Herbs

Cate MacKrell

This Thanksgiving give your family and friends a gift that is organic, healthy and delicous.  Send them Organic Herbal Cooking's Organic Herb of the Month.  Not only will they love using the herb in their recipes, but will enjoy the beautiful recipes cards included for the featured herb.

There's still time to order a 1 month or 3 month subscription to arrive for Thanksgiving.  Your family and friends will be "Thanking" you this holiday.  Pictured are herbs ready to send!

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Fruit & Nut Fall Salad

Cate MacKrell

November is here and we all want to continue eating healthy through the holidays.  Comforting food is wonderful, but a healthy delicous salad with an herb vinaigrette is always welcome at the table.

I love fall salads with fruit and nuts.  A nice blend of mixed greens or a bed of romaine is the perfect base for an herb dressing.  Fresh sage worked well in this recipe with olive oil, champagne vinegar and a touch of mustard.

It may be getting cold out, but there's always room for an organic fresh herb on your kitchen counter to take your recipes to the next level.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Chicken Spiedies

Cate MacKrell

 

  

We did a wonderful event at the Garden the other evening called Herbs & Hors d'oeuvres.  All the hors d'oeuvres were herb themed.  So many delicous items, and what a great group of guests!

I have had many folks ask about the Chicken Skewers.  They are Chicken Spiedies and are a regional favorite in only one area of NY.  Mint and vinegar are key ingredients for the marinade.  Marinating at least 24 hours is also key.

Spiedies are always grilled and then folks like to take a slice of Italian bread and remove the chicken to create a sandwich.  Restaurants all serve this special treat and I'm glad I was able to share it with so many folks.

Chicken Spiedies

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup white vinegar

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

1 Tbps. dried parsley

1 Tbps. dried basil

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

Directions

Dice chicken breasts into 1" cubes. Whisk all other ingredients together to form marinade. Set some aside for basting or sauce if desired. Add marinade to chicken and refrigerate overnight, stirring occasionally (the acidic nature of the marinade wll 'chemically' cook the meat partially). Thread 5 or so cubes onto metal or soaked bamboo skewers and grill for a few minutes either side, just until meat is firm (remember, they're already partially cooked by the marinade). Place skewers on a fresh Italian bread, grip the meat firmly with the bread and pull out skewers.
Be well & enjoy,
Tamara

 

 

Natural Pest Control

Cate MacKrell

It's time to relax on the patio, sipping your favorite cool herbal drink.  Grow some Rosemary near your porch or patio for a natural mosquito repellant. 

Plant Rosemary in a pot or in the ground near areas you like to relax or entertain.  Filling a vase with Rosemary stems for a center piece is both beautiful and effective!

Mosquitoes hate Rosemary and will stay clear for an itch free summer. 

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

 

            

Organic Valentine Gift

Cate MacKrell

NO Chocolate NO Sweets

Show Your Valentine your Love

 Send an Organic Healthy Valentine Gift

Organic Herb of the Month

Organic Fresh Herb with Healthy Recipes

 Valentine's Day delivery guaranteed

1 month, 3 month and 6 month available

Visit: organicherbalcooking.com

 

Strawberry& Cucumber Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Cate MacKrell

It's that time of year again when the grocery stores are getting huge shipments of strawberry's and selling them at awesome prices. This salad is light, refreshing and can be made in about 20 minutes.

The Tarragon vinaigrette is delicous, even if you're not a fan of Tarragon. Make the vinaigrette in a jar so you can keep the extra in the refrigerator for up to a week. It will be delicious on salads or some steamed green beans.

Tarragon is my favorite Artemisia, the 2014 herb of the year. Fresh Tarragon is one of the highest antioxidant value food sources among the common herbs. It is known to help fight off fatigue and calm the nerves. Give Tarragon a try in your recipes.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

2014 Herb of the Year

Cate MacKrell

The 2014 Herb of the Year is the Artemisias, which is actually a large diverse group of plants rather than one herb. One of the most well-known is Tarragon. French Tarragon is a favorite and I like to be creative when using it in my recipes.

Straying from the common sauces flavored with Tarragon, my favorite way to use Tarragon is in salads and desserts. During 2014 I hope to share many Tarragon recipes with you at the cooking show and on-line.

Tarragon is a delicate herb that is hardy and easy to grow, Celebrate 2014, give it a try today.

Strawberry Cucumber & Tarragon Salad is light and refreshing.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

 

There's still "Thyme" for Christmas Gifts

Cate MacKrell

Organic Herbal Cooking's Organic Herb of the Month Club is still available for Christmas delivery! Send the healthy, natural organic gift.

Each month receive a beautiful fresh organic herb along with healhty recipes that highlight the featured herb.

You will feel good that you have sent an organic gift that your family and friends will love.

"Give the Gift of Cooking with Organic Herbs"

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Santa's favorite healthy gift....

Cate MacKrell

Bet you didn't know what Santa gets Mrs. Claus for Christmas? Santa sends Mrs. Claus a 6 month subscription to Organic Herbal Cooking's Fresh Organic Herb of the Month Club. Santa doesn't have alot of time, so he visit's the website and places his order in a matter of minutes.

Mrs Claus is trying to cook healthier for Santa and the Elves. She loves the easy to follow recipe cards and beautiful photos of each dish.

These fresh organic herbs were shipped today and know they will brighten any gloomy day upon arrival.

Send the healthy gift of cooking with fresh organic herbs...a holiday favorite.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Natural Thanksgiving Gift

Cate MacKrell

Send your family and friends a natural organic Thanksgiving gift. Fresh organic herbs arrive wrapped in organic burlap with festive raffia ribbon.

Each order includes beautiful recipe cards with images of healthy herb dishes.

The herbs will arrive in time for Thanksgiving adding that special touch to all your Thanksgiving dishes.

Place your order today for a 3 -6 month subscription.

Your family and friends will be "thanking" you this holiday

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

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!

October Cooking Show

Cate MacKrell

Saturday October 12, 2013    Huntsville Botanical Garden   Murray Hall

Please join me for a delicous day! I will be talking about Herbal Holiday Entertaining. You will be treated to lunch as I prepare the dishes and take home recipe cards to share. My friends will be sharing some hostess gift ideas.

Show 11:30 -1:30 PM  You must register call 256-509-7918 to sign up. Talk to Dorothy Thomas for more info.

Look forward to seeing you at this fun event!

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Lemongrass Crab Legs

Cate MacKrell

The herb of the month for September is Lemongrass. Lemongrass can be grown in the Southern part of the country. Living in the South, I am fortunate to have beautiful Lemongrass.

Lemongrass is valued for both culinary and medicinal benefits. Lemongrass contains beta carotene, an antioxidant which has been found to be useful in healthy cell and tissue growth in the body.

Lemongrass gives you the tempting aroma of lemon without the acidity. It tastes like a delicious subtle lemon.

Today I saw crab legs on sale and decided to make new dish. Adding garlic, ginger and Lemongrass to a large pot to steam the crab legs, the aroma was a wow.

These crab legs were so good, you do not need dipping butter. Give your crab legs a new twist with Lemongrass.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

 

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

Mediterranean Tilapia

Cate MacKrell

Tilapia is a mild fish that is easy to prepare and tastes great. Here I layered lemon slices in a pan, placed Tilapia, a sprinkle of garlic powder and Oregano on top. A nice drizzle of olive oil and into the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Healthy, delicious and simple to make for a week night dinner.

The fresh Oregano is full of anti-oxidants and vitamins and really adds to this dish.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

Smashed Oregano Reds

Cate MacKrell

The Oregano in the garden is beautiful. It is flowering and the bees are loving it. Anytime you can attract bees to your garden, be thankful. Lately, there has been a shortage of bees and this has made pollinating fruits and vegetables a problem.

These potatoes were fantastic, not hard to make and the Oregano added that extra level that took them over the top.

Place a dollop of sour cream on top if you like and you're going to smile.

Visit organicherbalcooking.com if you have questions about herb recipes or ideas.

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara