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Fun with herbs! Light, lively discussion of ways to add aroma and flavor to everyday life - cooking, crafting, and homecaring. Your host, Jules, is an escapee from Corporate America who has been teaching about and crafting with herbs since the mid-1990's. In 1997, she traded high heels for workboots and spent the next 11 years working for a retail/wholesale herb nursery. This radio show will discuss the lighter and more fun side of herbs - cooking and crafting, but not medicinal uses.

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As the sun moves away and the days grow shorter, it's time to think about a little Comfort for body and soul. On today's show, we'll talk about what makes great Comfort Food, and how herbs can add a little zing to some of our old favorites.

In the Northern Hemisphere, this week marks the Autumnal Equinox – come join me as we celebrate the coming of Fall to the garden and to our tables.

Why do herbs smell good? Why do they taste good? On today's show, we'll be talking about essential oils – what they are, how they work, and how to start using them to add scent to your home.

One of the most popular series of classes I've ever presented was titled "Scented Holiday Gifts". It was geared toward small things - think teacher/neighbor gifts and party food. In this episode, we'll be starting to plan for a scented holiday.... more

It's high summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and herbs are bountiful in the garden and at farmers' markets. So, how to save the flavor so that you can use fresh-grown herbs in wintertime dishes? In this episode, we'll talk about... more

This week, it's your show! We're having an open-topic, question-and-answer session about herbs and the ways to enjoy them - cooking, growing, crafting, bath and body. (Keeping it legal and non-medicinal of course! ;-) Be ready to call in... more

Does every dream need to come true? (Audio credit: "Crisp Ocean Waves" recorded by Mike Koenig.)

Cilantro… love it or not, it's an herb that's been with us for thousands of years. And did you know that it's a plant that does ?double duty? in the world of cooking? Come join me today as we talk about the two sides of Cilantro!

It's tomato time! Backyard vines, farmers' markets, and fruit stands are all starting to showcase ripe, red/yellow/pink/purple beauties. That means it's time to take advantage of fresh herbs to go with them. In this episode we'll be talking about... more

There's not much better than cooking with your own, home-grown herbs year-round. in In my last episode, we talked about how to harvest, dry, and store herbs for the winter. Now it's time to talk about fresh-preserving: tips on freezing... more