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Exploring Vanilla in the Rainforest and in the Kitchen: Part I

By Susan Belsinger (Adapted from her article, “Exploring Rainforest Spices at Villa Vanilla,” featured in the 2019 issue of The...

HSA Webinar: Weird Herbs

Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Unitby Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair economic, and medicine, among other uses. This is where...

Get Warmed Up with “Fire Cider”

By Karen O’Brien (Apple cider vinegar is made by adding yeast to apple juice, which breaks down the sugars into...

HSA Webinar: A History of Chocolate

By Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair

Christmas Herbs of Trinidad, Part II

By Amy Forsberg into a party and making large quantities assembly-line style. This is part of what makes them such...

Christmas Herbs of Trinidad, Part I

By Amy Forsberg It turned out that “sorrel” is a name for the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa, a plant commonly...

Not Just for Teatime: The Herbal Significance of Camellias

By Matt Millage It never ceases to amaze me how much tea is consumed daily. An estimated 2.16 billion cups...

Tamarind – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal The tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica) is one of many tropical herbal trees. Its leaves, bark, wood, roots,...

Hyper-local Hydroponics in Restaurants

By Keith Howerton This chef is now able to grow top-notch herbs inside his restaurant, just feet away from the...

HSA Webinar: Molé, Pan and Chapulin–Oaxacan Style

by Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair Face it, 2020, for the most part, has been a bust! The pandemic has...