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Posts by Jan Montague

An Incredible Herb Right Under Our Feet…or Above Our Heads

By Katherine Schlosser For most of us, our garden tools are cleaned and stored, the holidays have passed, and we...

Thoughts About Wood

By Susan Belsinger Our woods are mostly Northeastern deciduous trees that slope down to the Cattail River. Down along the...

Viola Species – Herb of the Month, Herb for the Heart

By Maryann Readal In the play, Oberon orders Puck to fetch the flower so that he can play a trick...

Tasty Tidbits: Celebrate with Tradition and Superstition

By Bonnie Porterfield The tradition of eating Hoppin’ John began on January 1, 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation went into...

Ring Ye Solstice Bells: Reflections on the Longest Night of the Year

By Beth Schreibman-Gehring I always laugh and say when I am asked, that celebrating the Winter Solstice has always been...

The Pleasure of Pomanders

By Pat Kenny There were many types of pomanders. Through the years, spices, essential oils, and green herbs including rue,...

Cloves – A Holiday Spice and Herb of the Month

The clove bud is harvested when the bud begins to turn from green to pink. The clove that we use...

A Unique View of an Esteemed Native Plant: Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)

By Katherine Schlosser “I may here observe, that the disease of cancer is not confined to civilized nations. It is...

Herbs for Holiday Baking

By Peggy Riccio decoration. But picture the color of green parsley in a red cranberry dish or the pretty scalloped...

Four Thieves Inspire Flu-Fighting Soup

By Beth Schreibman-Gehring, Chairman of Education for The Western Reserve Herb Society unit of The Herb Society Originally published on...