Turmeric

Unless you’ve been on a deserted island or otherwise off-grid for years, you have probably heard about the wonders of turmeric, or its active ingredient curcumin. It is definitely an herb you’ll want to know about. Turmeric is root that looks somewhat similar to ginger, except the flesh is bright…

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Motherwort

Let’s talk about about a fairly obscure herb today: motherwort (which means herb for the mother). It’s also known as Lion’s Tail or leonurus cardiaca. True to its name, motherwort has traditionally been used to stimulate uterine contractions and facilitate childbirth. It can also remedy late menstruation, but should be…

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Baked Scallops

Sea scallops are the large (and more commonly found) type. Bay scallops are very small. You can use either one, but we typically go with the larger ones. Make sure that they’re very fresh and cook them on the same day if possible. You don’t need to do much to…

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Mint

In my mind, spring and mint just go together. We combine fresh spring peas with mint, and serve Easter lamb with mint sauce. What would Derby Day be without mint juleps, but just another horse race? Here in North Carolina mint is in its full glory in May and June. I…

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Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken

This is my go-to chicken recipe. You can use any fresh herb or combination, or skip the herbs and garlic altogether for a simple salt and pepper chicken. Either way, the instructions will teach you how to make a moist-on-the-inside and crisp-on-the-outside chicken! The number of people served is approximately what we get out of it.

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