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2012-09-27 23:01:49

Under-appreciated herb varieties from herb specialist, The Growers Exchange http://www.thegrowers-exchange.com, are a snap to grow in kitchen gardens Charles City, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 If common kitchen herbs have started to lose their zest, then maybe it´s time to try something a little different. "Over the past few years, we have seen an increased interest in growing herbs for culinary and medicinal uses,” says Briscoe White, owner and herb farmer at The Growers...

2012-09-12 23:00:56

Growing herbs indoors allows for fresh scents and bold flavors all winter long from The Growers Exchange. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 A lavender scented breeze evokes memories of cool summer nights. The smell of fresh basil brings back the taste of juicy tomatoes and a whiff of mint reminds us of sipping delicious iced tea on the porch. If these scents conjure the memory of a long lost summer, then think again. Fresh herbs can be a year round treat. The Growers Exchange new...

2012-07-16 06:29:49

By Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the past, ancient civilizations valued spices and herbs for their mythical medicinal power. Now, new science is emerging about the protective properties of spices and herbs, and how you can turn your health around with a simple dash of seasoning to your meal. "Taste is still the number one, it´s not a surprise, the number one influencer on why we choose what we choose to eat," Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, author...

2012-04-17 23:03:38

The Growers Exchange shares the top culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs seen in gardens Spring 2012 Charles City, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 The National Garden Bureau has designated 2012 as The Year of the Herb, and gardeners are planting both traditional and exciting new varieties, according to The Growers Exchange, a leading online purveyor of herbs. “Some of the bestselling herbs for spring may surprise gardeners,” says Briscoe White, head farmer of The Growers Exchange....

2012-02-29 09:26:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Can smelling rosemary make you smarter? A new study aims to find out! Rosemary is one of the many medical plants that yield essential oils, but how it affects human behavior remains unclear.  The study investigated the pharmacology of one of rosemary's main chemical components', 1,8-cineole. Researchers tested mood and cognitive performance on 20 participants who were exposed to various levels of rosemary scents.  They collected blood samples to...

2008-08-17 18:00:39

By Christine Arpe Gang This is a time of year herb gardeners savor. The tasty and aromatic plants they love to grow and use are now at their peak. Some of them, such as rosemary, thyme and parsley, remain evergreen and usable throughout the winter. But others, such as basil, an annual, need to be preserved before they wither or before the first frost. Because it tends to lose flavor when dried, my favorite way of preserving the fresh taste of basil is to freeze it in ice cube trays....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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