Minnesota Herb Society is an organization of herb enthusiasts who come together to encourage the study, the growing, and the use of herbs.
As volunteers, we plant and maintain the designated herb gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Meetings are the 4th Tuesdays of January, March, May, August and October. Contact us to learn more.
Couldn’t help it ... Happy National Ag Day!
Happy Spring Equinox Herbies!!
Who’s cleaning today? Since we are practicing social distancing and it’s raining out we are hit with a double - whammy for isolation!
I thought I’d share this idea for lemon infused vinegar...
Stuff a quart jar full of lemon (or orange or a mixture of any citrus) rinds.
Pour 5% acidity white vinegar over all. Run a spatula or butter knife around the inside of the jar to take care of air pockets. Refill jar.
Leave sit on the cupboard for about 2 weeks (or a month or so if you put it in a closet and forget about it 😊)
Strain mixture into glass spray bottles (found on Amazon). Use on kitchen or bathroom countertops for a quick aromatic Spring clean 🍋.
*this is not a germ disinfectant.
credit to Deanna from Homestead and Chill
I would think Green Eggs and Ham would have included a few herbs!
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
March 2 is the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, an American author who, under the pen name Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated some of the world’s most iconic children’s books. His sales eventually topped 600 million. Geisel’s first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” came in 1937. “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Horton Hears a Who,” and “The Cat in the Hat” would soon follow. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 87.
Today is Mardi Gras - which means Fat Tuesday! It’s also Ash Wednesday, Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday and - something new to me - Fastnacht Day!
These “days” are basically all the same day. A day of feasting on the best foods (fat, lard, butter, eggs, yeast, flour etc.) in your kitchen pantry before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and a time for fasting. Fastnacht Day is a German celebration and a fastnacht is a donut! I found this recipe for sourdough donuts which would be perfect for this day - and a little on the healthy side 😉!!
Today is National Sticky Bun Day!!
I’m sharing a recipe for sticky rolls from the China Bayles mystery “Bittersweet”. It’s #23 in the series. It’s a quick and easy recipe that goes well with homemade chili or any favorite soup!
Have a great day and enjoy a sticky bun - wherever they come from!
Sue Ellen’s Lemon-Rosemary Sticky Rolls
1 7.5-ounce tube refrigerated crescent rolls 1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
zest of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine
2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
Remove the crescent rolls from the package and open each one. Mix the sugar, allspice, lemon zest, and rosemary with a spoon or your fingers. Add the lemon juice and margarine and mix very well. Spread evenly over the opened rolls and reroll each one, not too tightly. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes, or until brown. Glaze with lemon-cream cheese glaze.
To make glaze: mix cream cheese, lemon juice, and confectioner’s sugar. Drizzle over rolls.
I’ve been on many a MN Herb Society excursion where there is always a winery along the way. If you enjoy wine Minnesota is the place to be!
Happy Valentines Day Herbies! ❤️💕😍🥰
Here is an interesting gender fact to ponder. During the year, women purchase 75% of the chocolate, but during the days before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men. Consider this, too: we’re not the first civilization to value chocolate—and of course, chocolate is an herb, too! ❤️🥰
Is the Corinvirus scare making you nervous? ... influenza?
After visiting the hospital for the past 6 weeks while my husband was ill I can vouch for the claims in this article. Use preventative care and take care of yourself before, during and after.