Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Parsley

PARSLEY Parsley is often thought of as a garnish, and it does make food look pretty, but it’s so much more than that!  It adds flavor to all kinds of dishes, from veggie salads to herb dips to veggie broths.  And it’s nutritious to boot!  One half cup of raw parsley leaves is an excellent […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Mint

MINT We all know mint as the wonderfully refreshing herb that makes our mouths feel nice and clean and settles our stomachs after a big meal.  But did you know that mint is good for more than just freshening your breath?  Just a few tablespoons of fresh mint leaves are a good source of vitamin […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Basil

BASIL Summer is a great time for growing herbs.  We’ve got them growing every which way we look!  One of our favorite summertime herbs is basil.  It has a very distinct taste—a little like licorice, or anise, and sometimes lemon, depending on the variety.  It goes great with fresh summer tomatoes, makes a delicious pesto […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Herb Vinegars

We love growing fresh herbs in the garden at HealthBarn USA.  They smell delicious and add tons of flavor and nutrition to the food we make with them.  A few weeks ago I wrote about how we like to make herb-infused oils, but we’re also big fans of herb-infused vinegars!  The addition of fresh herbs […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Making Herb-Infused Oil

Making this herby olive oil is a fun activity to do with kids because it’s simple to do but makes a delicious, sophisticated oil for dipping, drizzling, and gifting!  It’s so pretty that it can even serve as a decoration for your countertop.  Kids will learn about herbs and how they add flavor to food. […]

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