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Rue is a Good Herb Perennial for Zone 5-9

Rue is a Good Herb Perennial for Zone 5-9


Recently we received this email question, “I was wondering if you know anything about the plant Rue and can I plant it here?”

Rue is an herb and it is a perennial plant that you can grow in zones 5 though 9. So we planted some in our Kentucky gardens here at Home Farm Herbery a long time ago and we sell the heirloom seeds worldwide and ship them free. 

Rue has a long history of use as a domestic remedy, being especially valued for its strengthening action on the eyes. The plant contains flavonoids (notably rutin) that reduce capillary fragility, which might explain the plants reputation as an eye strengthener. Some caution is advised in its use internally, however, since in large doses it is toxic and it can also cause miscarriages. The whole herb is abortifacient, anthelmintic, antidote, antispasmodic, carminative, emetic, emmenagogue, expectorant, haemostatic, ophthalmic, rubefacient, strongly stimulant, mildly stomachic and uterotonic.

The tops of fresh shoots are the most active medicinally, they should be gathered before the plant flowers and can be used fresh or dried. An infusion is used in the treatment of hysterical affections, coughs, flatulence etc. The juice of the plant has been used in treating earaches and chewing a leaf or two is said to quickly bring relief from giddiness, nervous headaches, palpitations etc. An alkaloid found in the plant is abortifacient, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. A homeopathic remedy is obtained from the fresh herb, harvested in early summer shortly before flowering begins. This is used in the treatment of a variety of complaints including eye strain, headache and sprains. Known Medicinal Properties

Some important facts about Rue are it is used as an Abortifacient; Anthelmintic; Antidote; Anti-inflammatory; Antispasmodic; Carminative; Emetic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Haemostatic; Homeopathy; Ophthalmic; Rubefacient; Stimulant; Stomachic.

WARNING LABEL: Home Farm Herbery cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of seeds and/or plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a seed and/or plant for medicinal purposes.

Plant some Rue in your garden now.

“Tread the earth lightly …and may the Creative Force always be with you.

Arlene Wright-Correll

 Home Farm Herbery 



Lobelia is Good for a Lot of Things

 Lobelia is Good for a Lot of Things


First off Lobelia is a pretty annual herb. All its parts above ground are used and it is harvested in the fall. It has a pretty white, purple or pink flower in various shades, depending on which seed you plant, and it is a great addition to any garden.

Lobelia is perfect for severe muscular spasm, epilepsy and any other situation that requires a supreme relaxant and Lobelia is a very strong antispasmodic with a special affinity for the respiratory system. It is effective for emergency asthma treatment, congestion, asthma (exercise induced, bronchial and spasmodic), bronchitis, whooping cough, pneumonia and hiccups. In the digestive system it is effective for food poisoning, hiatal hernia, as an emetic and for heartburn.

It is not recommended for those with high blood pressure or heart disease and women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid lobelia.

You will discover that Lobelia likes to be combined with other herbs to mellow its effects and if you are using it alone, use only one to two drops of tincture at a time. You may continue to use these small doses until the desired result is achieved. Stop when salivation or nausea occurs.

If you are a holistic healer than any tinctures you leave around should be labeled clearly and carefully so they can be distinguished by any one other than your self and please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Home Farm Herbery has been growing it for years and we sow the seeds each spring and harvest it in the fall. You can buy our Lobelia seeds at Home Farm Herbery.

Why not plant some in your garden this coming spring? This plant needs your help and when you sow a package of Lobelia seeds each year you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide.

“Tread the earth lightly …and may the Creative Force always be with you.

Arlene Wright-Correll

Home Farm Herbery 

 
 

The Art of Using Fennel

The Art of Using Fennel©

By Arlene Wright-Correll




This week’s email question asks, “Can you tell me a little about fennel seeds and cooking with it?”

Yes, I can.   It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with not only culinary uses, but medicinal uses also and along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. I love grilling this.  Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the celery family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae.

Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, is a perennial herb that is easy to grow in most zones and especially in our zone 6. It is erect, glaucous green, and grows to heights of up to 2.5 m, with hollow stems. The leaves grow up to 40 cm long; they are finely dissected, with the ultimate segments filiform (threadlike), about 0.5 mm wide. (Its leaves are similar to those of dill, but thinner.) The flowers are produced in terminal compound umbels 5–15 cm wide, each umbel section having 20–50 tiny yellow flowers on short pedicels. The fruit is a dry seed from 4–10 mm long, half as wide or less, and grooved and should be stored in a dark cook place.

One of my favorite recipes is Stewed Sweet Sausages in Fennel-Tomato Sauce and was created by Chef April Bloomfield. This recipe brings back many childhood recipes of living in Brooklyn and on Long Island, New York.



Ingredients:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
12 sweet Italian sausages (4 1/2 pounds)
3 fennel bulbs—trimmed, each bulb cut into 8 wedges, fronds chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
Kosher salt
One 28-ounce can San Marzano whole tomatoes, crushed with your hands, juices reserved
1 cup dry white wine
3 pequin chilies or 2chiles de árbol
Creamy polenta, for serving

Directions:
In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the olive oil. Add half of the sausages and cook over moderate heat, turning, until browned all over, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with the remaining sausages.

Add the fennel wedges to the casserole and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, fennel seeds and 1 teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring, until the fennel is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices, the wine and chilies. Tuck the sausages into the sauce. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the sausages are cooked through and the sauce is thickened, about 45 minutes longer. Garnish the stew with fennel fronds and serve over polenta.

We always serve it over pasta, but you can serve it over anything you want such as rice, orzo or whatever.



May the Creative Force be with you!

Arlene Wright-Correll

 
 

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake

Makes two 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes 

Ingredients 

2-1/2 cups cake flour
3 tbsp. NATURAL cocoa powder (not Dutch processed or dark)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup butter
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup to 1 cup  beet puree (from Home Farm Herbery Natural Beet Powder
(Just add a few tablespoons of water to the beet powder to make the puree)
1/2 cup raspberry juice (from frozen or fresh raspberries)  
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
.
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F Grease two 9-inch cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper OR line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Prepare beet puree and raspberry juice beforehand. For the raspberry juice, heat up raspberries in microwave until they become mushy. Strain to remove seeds.

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream together butter, vanilla, and sugar.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk and yogurt. Whisk in the beet puree and the raspberry juice. Stir in the vinegar and lemon juice.

Alternate adding the dry and wet ingredients to the butter/egg mixture, mixing until combined.
Pour batter into the prepared tins. Bake cakes for 25-35 min (18-22 for cupcakes) or until toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, and then completely on a wire rack.
Decorate with cream cheese icing.

You can make cupcakes, whoopie pies, roll or log, cakes.  You can use our all natural beet powder to color eggs at Easter time or as a natural dye.

Happy Cooking from Home Farm Herbery


 
 

14 great Chemical Free dry rubs and seasonings for outdoor cooking and more

Corn on the cob is available in some parts of this country now. So don't forget to use our Ultimate Salt Seasoning on it.
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Have you tried out Lavender Sea Salt Rub on New York Strip Steak, Veal Chops, Fish or more?  It is incredible and a must for cooking indoors or out.
Order some today


Arlene's Applewood Chipotle Rub is great on all kinds of meat and we love it on Grilled Salmon
Order some today


Arlene’s St. Louis Rib Rub is the ultimate in rib rubs. Order it now


Arlene’s Kansas City Dry Rub will make you the King or Queen of outdoor and indoor cooking.



Arlene’s Austin Steak Rub is the Ultimate of steak rubs and good on lots of things.



Arlene’s 18 Spice Chicken Rub You have not had chicken until you have it with this rub.


Arlene’s Habanero Mango Chicken Rub is a taste experience unto itself and your guests will be clamoring for more and more.  Place your order now 



Buffalo Wing Rub is easy to use and healthy as you just back your wings and serve with any additions.



Arlene’s Deep South Dry Rub Here at Home Farm Herbery we love to use Arlene’s Deep South Dry Rub on pork and that means whenever we BBQ pork ribs, chops or pork shoulder we create crispy links where the juice squirts out when you take a bite of meat that has been rubbed with Arlene’s Deep South Rub.


Arlene's Memphis Style BBQ Rib Rub The hallmark of a classic Memphis style BBQ is that the ribs are cooked for a long time until the meat becomes so tender that it practically falls off the bone.

Thanks for your purchases and remember all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research 
Hospital. 


 
 

It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage

It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage Seasoning and this recipe makes great Linguica Sausage. 

You do not need a lot of equipment.  An old meat grinder will do or get your meat ground at the meat department.  You simply make patties and/or scramble sausage instead of links.

  To Make Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausages you will need the following ingredients:  

The contents of Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausage Seasoning, 5-lbs pork butt, coarsely ground, 2-tbsp liquid smoke, 2-tbsp minced garlic & 1/2-cup red wine.

  Directions:
Hand-trim fat from the outside of meat to your desired fat preference.  Grind the meat with a course grinding plate. After grinding, add the Linguica sausage seasonings to the meat and blend by hand or use a meat mixer. 

Be sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the meat.  Stuff by hand or by using a sausage stuffer or sausage stuffing attachment for an electric meat-grinder.

 (Note: do NOT use the blade in meat-grinder when stuffing and it is best to use a stuffing (bean) plate). If you wish, You can also form patties without casings.


Happy Sausage Making.


Arlene  Wright-Correll
 
 

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.Order your sampler now and get free shipping

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.  This Caffeine Free infusion swirls with the aromatic harmony of a summer garden, complete with the floral undertones of hibiscus. Order your sampler today and get free shipping and a free gift.


Our Dehydrated mushrooms and mushroom powders belong in your pantry. Order now

Home Farm Herbery Mushrooms, either dehydrated or powdered are great keepers, always handy in your pantry, easy to reconstitute, inexpensive and taste great. Place your order now!












 
 

Carrot, Paris Market Heirloom Organic seeds Today's special free shipping order now.

Carrot, Paris Market Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 20 packages to sell.

Carrot, Paris Market AKA (Daucus carota) is a Nineteenth-century French heirloom. We really love these early round red-orange carrots, 1-2 inches in diameter, uniform and very sweet. This carrot does well in shallow or rocky soil and it can also be grown in containers! It is highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets. 50-68 days.

Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates.

200 seed package $7.95

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




Broccoli, Di Cicco (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seeds Order now

Broccoli, Di Cicco (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners.

This variety of Broccoli produces tightly packed, blue/green flower heads on strong short stems. Can be picked regularly and new shoots will continue to grow! This is one of the more popular Broccoli varieties available.

75 days Day to Maturity

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Approximately 50 seed package $4.99  

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




Broccoli Calabrese Heirloom Organic seeds are easy to plant and grow. Order now before the limited supply is gone

Broccoli Calabrese Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 4 packages to sell.
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep 6 weeks before last frost. Plant out just before the last frost.

Broccoli Calabrese AKA (Brassica oleracea) is a popular market variety that was brought to America by Italian immigrants in the 1880s. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter. After the central head is harvested, side shoots will form. 58-90 days from transplant.

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Approximately 100 seed package $5.95

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




Beet, Detroit Dark Red Heirloom Organic seeds Order now as supply is limited

Beet, Detroit Dark Red Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 6 packages to sell.

We love this Beet and we are sharing a little of its heirloom history with you. (Beta vulgaris) is an heirloom from 1892. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario Canada. Nearly round blood-red 3" diameter roots. This beet is great for canning and fresh eating. We love this prolific beet at Home Farm Herbery as it is a good keeper. 60-65 days to maturity.

Approximately 25 seed Sampler $4.95

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



 
 

Home Farm Herbery’s Gourmet Falafel Mix is a relatively healthy vegetarian meal


Gourmet Falafel Mix

At Home Farm Herbery some of our valued customers call this Falafel Dry Mix or Falafel Veggie Burger.  Regardless, it tastes great!  There is no substitute for Home Farm Herbery gourmet Falafel Mix.

Originating in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean we have been able to duplicate it with our Hand Blended Ingredients: All Natural Fava Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Spices, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Baking Powder, Dehydrated Parsley and Corn Oil resulting in a distinctive aroma and a complex and delicious taste. Our Falafel is a relatively healthy vegetarian meal; rich in protein, fiber and many other nutrients.  Plus it is Gluten free, sugar free and vegan!

It is easy to use: Add 3/4 cup of water to 1 cup dry mix, mix and let stand for 20 minutes. Form patties, fry in hot oil or bake until crisp and golden brown. Use in salad, pita and veggie burgers.

4 oz. Sampler $14.95

16 oz. $45.74

5 lbs. $183.00

10 lbs. $274.00

50 lbs. $539.85

Order today and get free shipping, plus a free herb or herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

 


Need Expedited Shipping? Then check out our expedited shipping link.

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

Click here to order now.

 



 

Sweet Marjoram Heirloom Seeds are now available in limited quantity so order now and get free shipping


Sweet Marjoram Heirloom Seeds

 


Our Home Farm Herbery Marjoram seeds are 100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO and develops excellent Oregano-like flavor and is extremely fragrant.

This easy to grow perennial is perfect for containers and is perfect to use fresh or dried.

It can be used in many dishes including meats, stews, casseroles, poultry, sausages, and sauces.

Marjoram is also known for its healing properties with rheumatoid pain, tension headaches and minor digestive problems and it can be used in potpourri or added to sachets for linen and clothing cupboards.

 Plant Height: 36"   Perennial    

85 - 90 days to maturity           

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Sampler Packet of approximately 230 seeds is $4.95

Limited Quantity so order today and get free shipping plus we will send you a free complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with your order., Plus we will send you a free planting guide. So order now.

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


 

Rosemary, Classic seeds are now available in a limited quantity so order today and get free shipping

Rosemary, Classic seeds

Our Home Farm Herbery Rosemary, Classic seeds are 100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO and develops excellent flavor and is extremely fragrant.

This easy to grow perennial is perfect for containers and is perfect to use fresh or dried.

It can be used to flavor many culinary varieties such as meats, soups, and sauces.

It has be known to be used for treating headaches and known to improve circulation.

 Plant Height: 36"   Perennial    

85 - 90 days to maturity           

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Sampler Packet of approximately 20 seeds is $3.95

Limited Quantity so order today and get free shipping plus we will send you a free complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice with your order., Plus we will send you a free planting guide. So order now.

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

Click here to order now.

 


 
 
 
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