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French Tarragon Lemonade

Tamara Huron

Healthy delicious fresh lemonade made with Tarragon or Basil

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Toasted Walnut & Lemon Thyme Pasta

Tamara Huron

Walnuts and kale create a delicious power house pasta with a touch of fresh herbs!

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Organic Valentine Gift

Tamara Huron

Best Valentine Gift to send

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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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Natural Christmas Gift

Cate MacKrell

Looking for a natural organic Christmas gift for friends and family?  Organic Herbal Cooking offers the only Organic Herb of the Month club with 1 month, 3 month & 6 month subscriptions.

Easy to make recipe cards included that feature the herb of the month.

Take it from the guy in red, Herbs are soaring in popularity! Give the gift of cooking with fresh organic herbs.

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

Herb of the Month

Cate MacKrell

As we approach Memorial Day, take a moment to remember the history of the day. Memorial Day is a day to remember the men & women who died while serving our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union & Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

I was proud of the herbs that I shipped this week. Beautiful Oregano and Thyme plants that will patriotically welcome the recipients.

Herb of the Month is a natural healthy gift. 1 month, 3 month & 6 month available. The perfect gift for Father's Day and Birthday's.

This gift is welcomed by family, friends and folks who enjoy healthy delicious cooking.

Herb of the Month

Cate MacKrell

What a wonderful time of the year! The herbs are enjoying the sun and the showers of the South. They welcome the humidity more than most.

Wanted to share a beautiful Chive plant that was sent out today as a gift. The lucky recipient received a 6 month subscription for her birthday. A couple of the recipes were Halibut with Orange Chive Marinate & Spinach Pasta with Chive Cream Sauce. Both recipes are simple and so delicious.

1 month, 3 month & 6 month subscriptions are available. Give the healthy gift of cooking with organic herbs for birthdays, anniversaries and saying thanks.

Visit organicherbalcooking.com today for your next gift.

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
  

Celebrate Earth Day

Cate MacKrell

Earth Day is a time to reflect and be thankful for our wonderful surroundings. Today, plant a seed, dig a hole in the dirt, water a plant.

My passion is Herbs and cooking with fresh Herbs. I celebrate by sharing recipes that focus on Herbs and their benefits.

Organic Herbal Cooking, Inc. offers the Herb of the Month Club. Send 1 month, 3 month or 6 month Herbs. In honor of Earth Day, receive One Free Additional Month. Order today and thank the Earth.

Visit organicherbalcooking.com.

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