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Two More Good Reasons to Grow Haricot Vert Beans, try these recipes today

Two More Good Reasons to Grow Haricot Vert Beans





Haricot Vert with Shallots



Ingredients:
1/2 pound of haricot vert, trimmed hopefully that you grew yourself.
2 teaspoon butter (Please not margarine)
1 Tbsp Dried Shallots,
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons diced tomato
Wedge of lemon

Directions:
Bring a pot of well-salted water to boil. Boil haricot vert for 3.5 minutes (yes, I honestly believe that this level of timed precision will be rewarded). Plunge them into an ice bath and drain the beans.

In your empty pot (because we’re always looking to save dish-washing time in the smitten kitchen) melt two teaspoons of butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and sauté them until they’re just translucent, not browned–about one to two minutes. Add the drained and cooled haricot vert back into the pot and reheat them in the butter and shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Spread haricot vert and shallot onto a plate, throw the diced tomato over them and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice* over the dish. Serve immediately.

Haricot Vert Beans with Butter and Herbs


Ingredients:

1 pound thin green beans (haricot vert), trimmed
1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine
3 Tbsp butter





Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon wedges

Directions:

1 Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Boil the beans for 2 minutes. Plunge them into the ice water to stop the cooking and set the color. Drain the beans and pat dry on a cloth or paper towel.
2 Heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan. Cook the onions until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
3 Add the green beans and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
4 Add all the herbs and some salt and pepper and toss to combine. Cook for 1 minute more.
Serve hot or at room temperature, with lemon wedges.


 
 

How to Make Herbal Infused Honey

How to Make Herbal Infused Honey

 


You will need Honey (preferably raw honey from a local bee keeper),

Fresh or dried herbs such as Lavender, Rose Petals, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Basil, Ginger, Sage, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans, Star Anise, or Thyme just to name a few and a Glass jar.

Directions:

Fill a clean glass jar halfway with fresh herbs or a quarter ways with dried herbs

Top with honey, stir and cap with a tight fitting lid

Place in a sunny windowsill and turn the jar over once per day

Add more honey if the herbs swell and rise above the honey

Allow to infuse for 1 week or longer and strain once the desired flavor has been achieved

Enjoy drizzled over desserts, fresh fruit, ice cream, oatmeal, on toast with or without butter, on biscuits, in salad dressings, marinades, sauces, cordials, syrups, or as a sweetener for tea or lemonade.

 Our sample just shows lavender, but you can use others including our suggestions below.  Get Creative!




Basil  






 

 
 
 

It is not too late to plant basil in pots or containers or even window boxes

It is not too late to plant basil in pots or containers or even window boxes and we have packaged this years crop of seeds Basil Red Velvet, Basil Thai, Basil Italian Large Leaf, Basil Genovese. Basil Lime and for those who have just a little space why not plant a pot or two of Basil Herb Mix which has some of all those seeds in the package.
 
Basil, Genovese Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
 
Our Home Farm Herbery heirloom is the classic Genovese Basil variety and it is a sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. These fragrant plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for making pesto and adding to pizzas. 60-90 days to Maturity. Click here to order yours now.
 
 
Basil, Herb Mix Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Our Home Farm Herbery Basil Herb Mix is a special blend of popular basil varieties. Just plant these seeds in your garden and you'll be enjoying a great variety of Basil. What great flavor and a great mix! This is so easy to grow and it is extremely popular making it one of our best sellers. 60-90 days to Maturity Click here to order yours now.
 
 
 
Basil, Italian Large Leaf seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Our Home Farm Herbery heirloom Italian Large Leaf Basil seeds will produces a large plant with medium to dark green leaves that can measure up to 4" long. The smell of these Basil leaves will leave you wanting more. Each basil leaf is packed with a ton of healthy taste and flavor. This is a great variety to plant in your garden in you like to use Basil in your kitchen. This is an extremely popular variety with excellent flavor and smell. Approx. 75 days to Maturity Click here to order now.
 
 
 
Herb, Basil Lime Heirloom Seed (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Herb, Basil Lime AKA (O. americanum) This Basil has a zesty lime flavor and aroma. It is delicious in salads, salsa, and fish and chicken dishes. Compact, mounding plants average 20" in height. It is more heat tolerant than sweet basil. Annual. Click here to order yours now.
 
 
Basil, Red 'Velvet' Leaf Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Our Home Farm Herbery Red Leaf basil plant produces high yields of basil with deep-red colored leaves that are extremely aromatic, plus it produces continuously all season long. This is perfect for container and it is easy to grow so buy some seeds today. Approx.. 80 days to Maturity Click here to order this wonderful Basil Red Velvet today.
 
 
 
Basil, Thai Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Our Home Farm Herbery Thai Basil plant is one of the most fragrant basil varieties available with a unique flavor that is unlike other traditional basil. - Extremely aromatic - Purple stems with green leaves - Can be added to soups and curry - Used in many Thai dishes recipes. Approx.. 80 days to Maturity Click here to order this fantastic basil now.
 
 

Basil, Thai Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) for sale

Basil, Thai Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
 
Our Home Farm Herbery Thai Basil plant is one of the most fragrant basil varieties available with a unique flavor that is unlike other traditional basil.  - Extremely aromatic - Purple stems with green leaves - Can be added to soups and curry - Used in many Thai dishes recipes
 
Approx. 80 days to Maturity
 
Basil is and annual that is generally planted in early spring and harvested during the summer months until it is discarded or goes to seed when frost begins to set in. However, with proper care, some basil may survive multiple growing seasons. Although frosts and cold weather will kill all forms of basil, some cultivars can survive winter months in warmer climates, or can be wintered indoors.
 
This year we only have 10 packages available so buy now.  You can grow this herb in a container on your sunny window ledge or grow in your herb garden.
 
Approx. 50 seed sampler package $4.99 Shipped Free plus a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with each order.
 
We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 

Basil, Red 'Velvet' Leaf Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) for sale


Basil, Red 'Velvet' Leaf Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
 
Our Home Farm Herbery Red Leaf basil plant produces high yields of basil with deep-red colored leaves that are extremely aromatic, plus it produces continuously all season long. This is perfect for container and it is easy to grow so buy some seeds today.
 
Approx. 80 days to Maturity  
 
Basil is and annual that is generally planted in early spring and harvested during the summer months until it is discarded or goes to seed when frost begins to set in. However, with proper care, some basil may survive multiple growing seasons. Although frosts and cold weather will kill all forms of basil, some cultivars can survive winter months in warmer climates, or can be wintered indoors.
 
This year we only have 10 packages available so buy now.  You can grow this herb in a container on your sunny window ledge or grow in your herb garden.
 
Approx. 30 seed sampler package $4.99 Buy now and it will be shipped Free plus a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with each order.
 
We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
 

Basil, Italian Large Leaf seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) for sale


Basil, Italian Large Leaf seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

 




Our Home Farm Herbery heirloom Italian Large Leaf Basil seeds will produces a large plant with medium to dark green leaves that can measure up to 4" long. The smell of these Basil leaves will leave you wanting more.  Each basil leaf is packed with a ton of healthy taste and flavor.  This is a great variety to plant in your garden in you like to use Basil in your kitchen.  This is an extremely popular variety with excellent flavor and smell.

 

Approx. 75 days to Maturity  

 

Basil is and annual that is generally planted in early spring and harvested during the summer months until it is discarded or goes to seed when frost begins to set in. However, with proper care, some basil may survive multiple growing seasons. Although frosts and cold weather will kill all forms of basil, some cultivars can survive winter months in warmer climates, or can be wintered indoors.

 

This year we only have 10 packages available so buy now.  You can grow this herb in a container on your sunny window ledge or grow in your herb garden.

 

Approx. 120 seed sampler package $4.99 Buy now and it will be shipped Free plus a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with each order.

 

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Basil, Herb Mix Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) for sale


Basil, Herb Mix Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

 

Our Home Farm Herbery Basil Herb Mix is a special blend of popular basil varieties. Just plant these seeds in your garden and you'll be enjoying a great variety of Basil.  What great flavor and a great mix!  This is so easy to grow and it is extremely popular making it one of our best sellers. 

 

60-90 days to Maturity

 

Basil is and annual that is generally planted in early spring and harvested during the summer months until it is discarded or goes to seed when frost begins to set in. However, with proper care, some basil may survive multiple growing seasons. Although frosts and cold weather will kill all forms of basil, some cultivars can survive winter months in warmer climates, or can be wintered indoors.

 

This year we only have 10 packages available so buy now.  You can grow this herb in a container on your sunny window ledge or grow in your herb garden.

 

Approx. 120 seed sampler package $4.99 Buy now and it will be shipped Free plus a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with each order.

 

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Basil, Genovese Seeds for sale

 
 
Basil, Genovese Seeds
(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
Our Home Farm Herbery heirloom is the classic Genovese Basil variety and it is a sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. These fragrant plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for making pesto and adding to pizzas. 
60-90 days to Maturity.
 
Basil is and annual that is generally planted in early spring and harvested during the summer months until it is discarded or goes to seed when frost begins to set in. However, with proper care, some basil may survive multiple growing seasons. Although frosts and cold weather will kill all forms of basil, some cultivars can survive winter months in warmer climates, or can be wintered indoors.
 
This year we only have 9 packages available so buy now.  You can grow this herb in a container on your sunny window ledge or grow in your herb garden.
 
120 seed sampler package $4.99 Shipped Free plus a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with each order.
 
We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
 
 

Another Great Recipe Using Herbs From My Mediterannean Herb Garden

Another Great Recipe Using Herbs From My Mediterannean Herb Garden

by Arlene Wright-Correll
Home Farm Herbery


We don't eat a lot of meat around our home any more. Old age, being smarter, less family to cook for, no longer living on the dairy farms where meat was required at all 3 daily meals and a general change of eating habits is the reason why, at least for us.



So when we do decide to eat meat, I usually cook it when we have special company in to dine. When that time comes I want to do something dazzling and I want to use the dried herbs from my Mediterranean herb garden so I pull out my old standby of Herbed Beef in a Salt Crust.

First I make a marinade of 1/3 cup good olive oil, cup of grated fresh onion, 1 tsp. of dried basil leaves,



1 tsp. garlic salt, tsp. dried thyme leaves, tsp. of dried marjoram leaves and tsp. of black pepper. To make things quicker I put all these into a large zip lock plastic bag. I next add 1 eye of the round roast of beef which is usually between 2 & to 3 pounds and will nicely serve 6 to 8 guests. Zipping up the zip lock I put it into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but I prefer it to be overnight thus letting all my herbs and olive oil "marry" well and penetrate the meat.

When I am ready to cook the roast I remove it from the marinade, pat dry and let it sit on a paper towel while I line my roasting pan with a good heavy aluminum foil.

Next I take a 3 pound box of course kosher salt and pour it into a large bowl and I gradually add1 cup of water to make a thick paste. If I need to add more water I do, but never more than a total of 1 & cups of water.

Now I take 1 cup of the paste and pat it into my foil lined roasting pan to about inch thick. Again I pat my roast with paper towels just to make sure it is dry all around and I lay it on top of the salt paste in the bottom of my roasting pan.

At this point you may insert your meat thermometer in the event you use one. Since I have been doing this for so long I fore go this part of the recipe.

Now pack I the remaining salt paste around the meat to cover and seal it well.

I put this into my preheated oven which is set at 350 and I bake it until my thermometer registers 140 which is my over is for about 80 minutes as we like it medium rare. Carl or any other guests gets the ends which are usually well done.

If your salt crust is cracked don't worry because it is usually caused by steam escaping during the roasting period.

Remove the roast from the oven and let it stand 10 minutes. NO LESS! Remove and discard salt crust, place your roast on your favorite serving platter. I like to slice about half of it up in slices first on my wooden cutting board and arrange them and the remaining whole roast on my favorite platter which I then surround with either roasted organically grown potatoes, which I added to the oven in a separate pan during the last 40 minutes of the time for roasting the meat and/or some quickly blanched, hot, al dente fresh organic green beans which I cooked while the roast was resting.

Since my guests can see my cooking island from the dining table in the great room, they get to witness all the "theater" which comes with removing the roast, letting it sit, cracking the crust, slicing and serving while they enjoy a nice glass of good red wine with the cook!

"Tread the Earth Lightly" and in the meantime May your day be filled with

Peace, Light and Love,



Arlene Wright-Correll

Home Farm Herbery where you can find my organic herbs at http://www.localharvest.org/store/M48630

Author's note: This article was originally written for http://www.GreenThumbArticles.com where you can also be an author for them.
 
 
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