Set Your Garden on Fire with Gloriosa Superba

With a scientific name like Gloriosa superba, you might say that this fiery beauty is superb in color and full of glory. And you would be right! Continue reading [...]
what does chicory taste like

Chicory On Your Plate And In Your Cup

Chicory is often referred to as blue dandelion due to its similarity to dandelion. The plant has edible roots, leaves, and flowers. Though chicory is a close cousin of the dandelion, chicory’s flowers are more intense compared to dandelion blossoms. So, what does chicory taste like? Well, it has a bitter and spicy taste which tends to mellow when cooked. Continue reading [...]

Hibiscus is a Bold Statement of Beauty

Hibiscus are a family of five-petaled flowering plants often associated with exotic tropical locales. The hibiscus flower is considered to be quite feminine, as the petals are often ruffled and come in warm shades of reds, pinks, and lavenders. Continue reading [...]
Angelica archangelica herbal medicinal properties

Angelica Culinary Uses

Angelica, also known as wild celery, is an imposing herb that grows to about 8 feet tall. The plant is as fascinating as its name sounds and has an aromatic fragrance. It blossoms in July featuring many small green or yellow flowers which are grouped into large, globular umbels. Continue reading [...]

Rose Water is an Essential Gift for Rose Lovers

Roses have been cultivated for medicinal, culinary and cosmetic uses for over two thousand years. Steam-distilling methods have been used to extract the essential rose oil throughout most of this time. The by-product of this technique is rose water, a versatile liquid that can be used in culinary, beauty, and even religious applications. Continue reading [...]
Angelica archangelica herbal medicinal properties

Angelica Archangelica Herbal Medicinal Properties

Angelica archangelica, commonly known as angelica, wild celery, garden angelica or Archangelica officinalis is native to Syria and northern Europe but is now cultivated in the US, Europe and beyond. The plant was named angelica in keeping with popular folklore holding that an angel appeared in Europe to a monk when the continent was battling a deadly plague. According to the folklore, the angel told the monk that angelica was the cure for the plague. Continue reading [...]