chervil - garden chervil

All About Chervil

Chervil, a plant in the same family as parsley can be confused with hemlock which is toxic. Hemlock has a strong rank odor that is quite unpleasant. In any case it is best to restrict oneself to … [Read More...]

fresh herb substitutes

Fresh Herbs Substitutes

We frequently realize, when making a dish that unfortunately we don't have the herbs that the recipe calls for. Some people might decide to forgo said herb, which is really too bad. Sometimes we can … [Read More...]

coriander leaves

Cilantro and Coriander

While it seems we are talking about two distinct things when talking about cilantro and coriander, the fact is both come from the same herb plant. Cilantro is used when referring to the plant and/or … [Read More...]


All About Parsley

        Parsley is widely used to decorate a dish or plate. It adds a touch of refinement and elegance to any dish, and anything you serve … [Read More...]

bee balm flower

Bee Balm

Bee Balm - Bergamot - Monarda Monarda Fistulosa or Bee Balm is a wildflower with a strong bergamot perfume and colorful flowers. These alone are enough to make it an ideal plant to decorate any … [Read More...]

laurus nobilis

Bay Leaf

Bay leaf or bay tree is a small tree as interesting in cooking as it is in the garden. It can grow as a border, as a topiary, or alone. It has a very dense foliage that is very decorative and demands … [Read More...]


Recipes For Food And For Healing

From simple teas to cataplasms, for your health or your palate you will find recipes to delight. We include cultivated herbs as well as wild plant. We show you how to use leaves, fruits or roots of plants. In this section you will find recipes to make great meals, cosmetics that will help your skin … [Read More...]


Medicinal Herbs

Since the beginning of time we have used plants not only to nourish our bodies but to heal as well. Today phytotherapy helps us in healing little hurts and sometimes major health problems. We can use herbal plants on their own or as supplement to more traditional treatment. We should not only see … [Read More...]

culinary herbs

Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs, will enchant your garden as well as your cooking. They have become a must have in every garden, and most can be grown in pots on a patio or in your kitchen. For people who cannot grow their own they are readily available in grocery stores and health food markets. Many culinary herbs … [Read More...]

What Are Herbal Plants?

cooking herbs
Herbal plants are defined as herbs used in cooking or for medicinal purposes. On this site I use the term to identify not only cultivated herbs but wildflower or plants that are used to provide relief against ailments and diseases, as well as in cooking. Obviously it is not unusual to find an herb listed both as a culinary herb and as a medicinal plant.