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French Tarragon Lemonade

Tamara Huron

Healthy delicious fresh lemonade made with Tarragon or Basil

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Happy 4'th of July

Tamara Huron

Happy Independence Day!

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Bay Leaf Roasted Reds

Cate MacKrell

Looking for a special side dish for the holidays that looks great, tastes great and is healthier? Try Organic Herbal Cooking's Bay Leaf Roasted Reds.  Bay Leaves add a subtle herb touch to the potatoes along with olive oil, italian seasoning, salt & pepper.

As you roast the potatoes, baste them often with the herb oil from the pan. They will add a festive touch to your holiday table. Bay Leaves are often overlooked in the herb world often only being tossed into a soup or stew. Bay Leaves compliment meats, vegeatables and dessert recipes.

Visit Organic Herbal Cooking's site for the perfect natural Christmas gift!

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

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

 

            

Father's Day 2014

Cate MacKrell

Does your Dad like to cook or maybe garden.  Maybe you would like to see your Dad eat healthier.  This would be the perfect Father's Day gift for him. 

Send Dad an Organic Herb of the Month.  You can choose 1 month. 3 month or 6 month.  I will send him a beautiful fresh organic herb along with recipe cards that feature the herb.  He will be encouraged to use fresh herbs in his cooking and eat healthy and enjoy cooking the easy to make recipes.

This is the perfect natural gift for the Dad who has everyting and it's environmentally friendly.

Send me a message and I will be glad to talk about our Organic Herb of the Month!

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

Memorial Day Salad

Cate MacKrell

As we prepare for our Memorial Day gatherings, try this healthy patriotic salad.  Quinoa is one of my favorite ancient grains.  It is gluten free and is considered one of nature's perfect foods.

Add some blueberries, strawberries, a touch of olive oil and orange juice to liven this salad. This salad is vegan and works well perfect for a picnic.

This Memorial Day take a moment to remember those who sacrificed for us.  Although Memorial Day is dedicated to those who have passed, it is also fitting to remember our veterans who have served for our country.  Thanks to all the Veterans out there!

Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

 

Organic Mother's Day Gift

Cate MacKrell

Mother's Day is 9 days away, no stress... send your Mom a healthy organic gift. Each month your Mom will receive a beautiful fresh organic herb wrapped in organic burlap accented with a natural raffia ribbon.

6 photo recipes are included that highlight the featured herb.  Healthy easy to make recipes your gift recipient will love to make. Appetizers, sides, entrees and desserts all featuring the herb of the month.

Herbs are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, show your Mother's you care!

Send 1 month, 3 month or 6 month gifts.  Your Mom will appreciate the best natural organic gift for Mother' Day.

 Be well & enjoy,

Tamara

 

 

Asian Mint Noodle Salad

Cate MacKrell

Ah, the freshness of Spring.  Walking through the herb garden, looking for signs of life, I know Mint will always remind me that Spring has arrived.  The varieties of Mint are endless and always add a freshness to recipes followed by a cool finish.

Today's herb recipe stems from my love of noodle salads.  I wanted to create a recipe that everyone could eat, including those on gluten free diets. For the noodles, I cooked quinoa noodles al dente.  Quinoa spaghetti style noodles are delicious. The dressing was traditional with rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and tamari.

To kick start this salad, I added thinly sliced baby bok choy and beautiful spring radishes. Adding fresh chopped mint cooled the bite of the radishes and rounded out the flavors.  This salad may be served immediately or refrigerated and served later.  It is a great salad to take on picnics being dairy free.

Visit the mint in your garden or plant some today.

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

 

Happy Herbal New Year

Cate MacKrell

Wishing you the healthiest happiest year in 2014. Look forward to sharing the benefits of cooking with fresh organic herbs in the upcoming year.

Start your new year off with an simple side dish. Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette is delicious, simple to make and can be served at room temperature if made ahead.

Share the benefits of cooking with organic herbs, the perfect natural, healthy organic gift to give in 2014

Send me a message if you would like the recipe.

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

The Perfect Organic Gift

Cate MacKrell

Looking for that unique gift to surprise your family and friends. Send an Organic Herb of the Month.

1 month, 3 month or 6 month subscriptions available.

Each month they will receive a beautiful fresh organic herb along with healthy delicious recipes. Each recipe card is easy to follow and includes a colored photo of the dish.

Place your order by midnight on Cyber monday, December 3 and you will receive one free additional month.

A Natural Organic Christmas gift that tops Santa's list.

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara

 

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

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

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Cate MacKrell

The Kentucky Derby is the one horse race folks watch even if they don't watch another horse race all year. The festivities are over the top to say the least.

It is tradition that Mint Julep's are served. During the two day races, over 120,000 Mint Julep's are sold!

Mint is readily available, so take a moment and make a Mint Julep in honor of this wonderful event.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Ingredients

6 Mint leave sprigs

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Kentucky bourbon

Crushed ice

Directions

In a small saucepan, simmer leaves of 2 sprigs of Mint, sugar and water until blended about 5 minutes. This will be your simple syrup.  Remove from heat and let cool. Remove leaves from 2 sprigs of Mint. Place mint and 4 Tbsp of simple syrup in each glass. Muddle leaves to crush. Add 2 0z. of bourbon and ice to each glass. Stir well to chill and blend flavors.

Mint Julep's are tradionally served in a silver cup, enjoy in your favoite glass with or without a hat!

Be healthy & enjoy,

Tamara
  

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