Tag Archives: Basil

Saving Sauces

Catherine and I buy sauces and once open, they may be used in only small amounts, so we leave the jars of opened sauce in the refrigerator. Often we do not need the same sauce again for a long time. … Continue reading

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Herbal Seasonings Scents Draw People to the Table

  Mary H. Mills, The Purple Gate Herb Farm Many herbs make food taste great and add medicinal benefits to our diets. There are basic foods that provide healthful and tasty meals containing proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace minerals to … Continue reading

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Wild Foods

by Mary H. Mills Humans are omnivorous. Good thing too. They evolved on a diet that was rich in the amino acids, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants in the wild plants and animals they gathered and hunted. Terrestrial foods and … Continue reading

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Some like it hot

I am willing to admit that some organisms like it hot, well….I am not one of them, at least not as hot as July and August in Central Texas. Late summer is when I take note of the plants that … Continue reading

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