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This week’s recipe and specials from Home Farm Herbery
Quinoa Salad with Pickled Radishes and Feta
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 medium radishes, very
1/2 pound thin green beans
1 cup quinoa, rinsed (You can
get Quinoa at Home Farm Herbery or go to our website)
1 large English
cucumber—halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin
Kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon
6 ounces Greek feta cheese,
In a small saucepan, bring
the red wine vinegar to a simmer with the sugar. Remove from the heat and add
the radish slices. Let stand until cool, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a large
saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the green beans until they are
crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans under cold water until
cool. Pat the beans dry and cut them into 1 1/2-inch lengths.
In a medium saucepan, bring 1
3/4 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover and simmer over low heat
until all of the water has been absorbed, about 12 minutes. Uncover and let stand
until cool, about 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, toss the
cucumber with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, toss the quinoa with the parsley, lemon juice and the
remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Drain the
radishes and add them to the quinoa, along with the beans, cucumber and feta.
Toss well and serve.
MAKE AHEAD: The
quinoa salad can be refrigerated for up to 3 hours.
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Avena Dream Tisane
Licorice Mint Tea Tisane
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In the culinary department we
have a new batch of Cumin Seeds Whole
All Natural and they are ready for your cooking pleasure. http://www.localharvest.org/cumin-seeds-whole-all-natural-C28263
Now we have made it easy for
those of you who make Corned Beef, Brisket and/or Pastrami. Try our all new
chemical free Gourmet Corned Beef Spices
Mama to Be Tea
An herbal tea designed just
for the expecting woman, our Home Farm Herbery’s Mama-To-Be Tea supplies a
wealth of health benefits towards the end of pregnancy. Nettle soothes the
body’s aches, while oat straw elevates your overall mood. Raspberry leaf is
said to ease labor, and chamomile and lemon balm contribute to calmness of mind
and body. Spearmint and ginger, the ultimate body tonics, maintain your health
as you await your bundle of joy! http://www.localharvest.org/mama-to-be-tea-C24260
Posted by Arlene
@ 01:37 PM CDT
I am excited!
I just connected with a wonderful, talented gal from my old
part of the world.
Paula M. Youmell is an RN,
author, and Wise Woman-Holistic Health Educator and Healer in Northern NY state.
She uses her areas of
expertise in holistic health to hand craft personal plans of health and healing
for each of her clients. She teaches group classes and work place wellness
workshops in holistic health, whole food cooking and healing.
Paula is happy to
work with distance clients via the phone.
Find her at www.HandsOnHealthHH.com, www.WholeFoodHealer.com, and www.wisewomenredtent.com.
All Paula’s book royalties go
to local non-profit organizations in the area where she lives.
One of Paula's books is Hands on Health and you can be tempted to read the 1st 15 pages by clicking here now.
Remember Home Farm Herbery offers chemical free all natural heirloom seeds, culinary and medicinal herbs, Hand blended all natural teas, herbs and herb blends, seasonings and more. Click here now
Posted by Arlene
@ 10:30 AM CST
Think healthy Food and Drink for your upcoming holiday gifts.
This week’s featured drink is Teas of the World and it is a sophisticated package of teas for the Sophisticated Gourmet Tea Drinker. It makes a great gift so buy now.
Posted by Arlene
@ 01:43 PM CDT
Our Home Farm Herbery Oregon Chai is a great alternative for
those who wish to avoid large amounts of caffeine, sugar, and dairy products,
which are commonly found in commercial Chai products.
Using organic Ginger root, organic Cinnamon bark, organic
Darjeeling Tea, organic Cardamom, organic Cloves, organic Nutmeg, and organic
Vanilla bean this blend creates a warm, piquant, and delightful Oregon Chai. An
exotic beverage that is sure to tickle your taste buds!
Contains: Contains Caffeine.
6-7 cup sampler $6.95
4 oz. $14.95
All orders come with free shipping and a free herb or herb
blend of our choice.
We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net
proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research
Posted by Arlene
@ 05:37 PM CDT
Just in time for Labor Day Weekend grilling.
Home Farm Herbery
Making your own Home Farm Herbery herbal vinegars may not change your life, but it can certainly transform your culinary habits.
Our Vinegar Infusion Herb Mixes are made from chemical free, organic herbs grown right here at Home Farm Herbery, harvested when ready, dried and blended to create the most incredible vinegar infusions you will ever taste.
Healthy, affordable and delicious and these mixes will help you create great and unusual gifts when you add the vinegar needed.
All our Vinegar Infusion Herb Mixes come with the simple instructions on the back of the label.
Just mix the contents of the package with 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar. Ingredients: Horseradish, shallot and hot red pepper.
We also include a free herb or herb blend of our choice and free shipping within the USA.
chemical free, organic Gourmet Baby Back Rib Dry Rub
is another secret blend of herbs and spices by The Little Old Lady in The Flowered Hat. All ingredients are organically grown. This 8 ounce or 1 lb. package is good for many, many fine meals and is great for a dry rub on any meat, chicken or fish.
We organically grow all the herbs here and the spices we buy are also certified organically grown.
Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Dry Rub
ingredients include brown sugar, kosher salt, chili powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, & onion powder.
Rubs are better than marinades for large pieces of meat such as briskets and pork butts. For cuts such as these, the internal and external fat melts through the meat during cooking keeping it moist. They also produce a wonderful, flavorful crust.
We also include a free herb or herb blend of our choice and free shipping within the USA so order now.
Apple Cinnamon Tea is this week’s Special Tea
Our Home Farm Herbery’s Apple Cinnamon Tea is a mouth-watering tea that fills the room with the smell of Mom's apple pie! Apple cinnamon starts with silky red rooibos, a tea high in antioxidants and beneficial alpha hydroxy acids. Add pieces of real apple, calendula petals, and a dash of cinnamon to create a tea that is warming and festive. Naturally sweet and inviting, apple cinnamon tastes too good to be good for you, but it is!
Ingredients: Cinnamon, apple fruit pieces, rooibos, calendula (marigold) petals, natural and artificial flavoring.
FYI: Rooibos is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa's fynbos. The generic name comes from the plant Calicotome villosa, aspalathos in Greek. This plant has very similar growth and flowers to the redbush. Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine, and its low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves.
Rooibos also contains a number of phenolic compounds, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, and dihydrochalcones.
This tea is wonderful hot or iced and is good for you!
We also include a free herb or herb blend of our choice and free shipping within the USA so place your order today.
Our deal of the week is Broasted Vegetable Seasoning the perfect addition to these wonderful meat recipes. Spice up your life with healthy, organic herbs and herb blends now and get free shipping and a free herb or herb blend of our choice.
Posted by Arlene
@ 11:10 AM CDT
For those who are interested here is my latest published
article titled “Wake Up and Smell the Tea”
Posted by Arlene
@ 09:19 PM CDT
This is a response from one
of our readers, “I appreciate your attempts at educating the public concerning
the source of their food. We all want to eat every day. Sustainable agriculture, the term is tossed
around nowadays. Naturally it is a concept dear to my heart. With all my hard
work and effort, I can not say that I have reached the stage of being self
For some reason I have always
had an interest in food production, paid attention and put two and two
together. for instance, Long time ago, while still living in Germany, I noticed
that since modern agriculture has been in full swing, and reliance on chemical
fertilizers is heavy, that though the fields look lush and green, sometimes, on
a corner and sometimes a whole strip, where the farmer missed a spot in
fertilizer application, the corn is yellow and knee high. If there was no
artificial fertilizer applied, the whole field would look that way and there
would not be a crop.
When I was young, I lived
through the transition of age old practices to modern agriculture. The land
where I grew up has been continually farmed for a couple thousand years. During
that time, it basically had maintained a reliable state of fertility. The
farmers knew that you can not just take, you have to give back and you have to
give back as much as you take in order to keep equilibrium. The farmer also
practiced a tried and true system of crop rotation. Something that I observed,
since I still saw fields tended the old way (I come from a very backwards
region) were the relative lack of weeds and harmful insects. On my grandparents
farm, where we raised oats, wheat and rye, also potatoes, mangels and turnips,
the ground was never, ever treated with herbicides, there was no such thing
yet, and yet, our fields were not infested. The hayfields, which we would have
called meadows, had not been touched in probably hundreds of years. A variety
of grasses, herbs and wildflowers grew and made very fragrant hay that kept
animals healthy. Also, the hay was cut before the plants went to seed and so
weeds were not spread onto fields by surviving seeds in the manure. I had to
learn the hard way that you can not use old, spoiled hay as mulch as it is full
of weed seeds nowadays.
Sustainable agriculture is
like the famous "circle of life". The old dies and gives substance to
the new. On my own place, I have worked very hard for several years to improve
the soil. Basically I have employed a system that would best be referred to as
"robbing Peter to pay Paul" as I am dependent on soil building mulch,
manure, etc., that has been grown somewhere else. I try to be as natural as
possible, but the hay my little cows eat, was grown on somebody else's
unnatural field. Nevertheless, Paul has gotten richer. I am trying to apply all
means to improve and help the natural effort of the soil to repair it.
Basically by growing green
manure cover crops and interseeding things like ladino clover which takes
nitrogen from the air and transfers it to the soil. In my attempt to learn the local flora, I
noticed that in some woodland where I was digging up some wildflowers, the soil
looked rich and friable, much different than just a few yards away in the
adjoining pasture. It is to be safely assumed, that a hundred some years ago,
this was the general condition of most of the bottom lands. It is a sad situation. Wendell Berry, whom I
would consider a chronicler of good farming practices, had a character in one
of his books says, “When the white man came to this country, he fell in like a
pig in a corncrib wasting the abundance. We all have read the numbers, the
unfathomable tons of good soil that has been washed away, irreplaceable. I
consider it to be good economy to sell produce locally. Of course that is not
sustainable agriculture at the soil level. Like a neighbor told me when I first
moved here, you can not grow anything without 10-10-10. The question arises. 10-10-10 has not been around very long. What are we going to
do if there is none?” My answer, “Try to be as organic as you can be and be a
small scale farmer.” QWTCBCS5MEG9
Posted by Arlene
@ 11:19 PM CST
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