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Last Minute Christmas Gift

Cate MacKrell

Order your Organic Herb of the Month tonight or Christmas morning and we will send a personalized e-mail along with photos of the herb of the month.

Friends and family will love this natural organic Christmas gift.  One month, 3 month or 6 months available!  Beautiful recipe cards included for each featured herb.

No stress - we'll take care of you!

Merry Christmas,

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Tamara & Organic Herbal Cooking, Inc.

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.

Mrs. Claus' favorite gift

Cate MacKrell

Every year Mrs. Claus worries about Santa as he works long hours and eats lots of cookies along the way.  Mrs. Claus knows she must cook delicious healthy meals using fresh organic herbs. Following Organic Herbal Cooking's simple recipe cards, Mrs. Claus has dinner ready for Santa and the Elves in no time!

Santa's favortie gift for Mrs. Claus is a 3 month subscription to Organic Herbal Cooking's Herb of the Month. The Herb of the Month arrives in time for Christmas wrapped in organic burlap with seasonal raffia ribbon.

Send a healthy, organic gift today!  Give the Gift of Cooking with Fresh Organic Herbs!

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

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

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

 

            

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

Sorghum Edamame with Thyme Vinaigrette

Cate MacKrell

"What was once old is new again". So the saying goes and oh so true when it comes to ancient grains. Ancient grains are becoming popular again. Most are gluten-free and all are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Quinoa, Millet and Sorghum are just a few of the ancient favorites. For the cooking show, I chose sorghum because I thought it was the least popular. Sorghum originated in Africa and is still a staple in Africa and India. It has more anti-oxidants than blueberries and pomegranates! Sorghum can be popped like popcorn for a healthy snack.

Rounding out this dish is edamames, slivered almonds, green onions and shredded carrots. Shave some fresh parmesan over the salad and drizzle with a Thyme vinaigrette. This is a  delicous salad that can be refrigerated or served at room temperature.

Take some time to try ancient grains in your recipes.

Be healthy & 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

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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

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