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The Herb Cottage Newsletter

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The August Newsletter from The Herb Cottage- I Like Tea!

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The Wild & Weedy Kitchen: Making Dandelion Tincture

The Wild & Weedy Kitchen: Making Dandelion Tincture | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
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You can make your own tincture, too! I love the Wild & Weedy Kitchen!
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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs - STLtoday.com

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs - STLtoday.com | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
“Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs STLtoday.com Put the squeezed cucumber mixture into a bowl. Stir in the labneh and herbs until well-mixed. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Stir well before serving.”
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Another great way to use fresh cucumbers!
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Citrus plant sales temporarily banned in Harris County - Chron.com

Citrus plant sales temporarily banned in Harris County - Chron.com | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
“ Citrus plant sales temporarily banned in Harris County Chron.com The Texas Department of Agriculture temporarily has banned the sale of citrus plants in Harris County after citrus greening disease was identified in stock at a retail nursery near...”
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Harris County, TX, gardeners should take a look at this.
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The Herb Cottage Newsletter July 2014

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Read about the importance of learning some of the botanical names of your herbs.

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Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
“A list of ways we could each show support or teach our friends and family to support the Local Foods Movement (Support the local foods movement! Hardworking entrepreneurs and healthy food choices are two causes worth supporting.”
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There are many ways to bring fresh, wholesome local foods to our table. Here are some ideas.
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The Herb Cottage Newsletter

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Just posted my June newsletter all about using fresh, summer herbs for pesto. Lots of ideas and resources.

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Honeydew Melon Health Benefits

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The number of benefits of honeydew melon is many! Honeydew melon provided an abundance of Vitamins and Minerals, each of which have a unique health benefit.
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Who knew?
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Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug

Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug
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Healthy, edible weeds!!
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Plant Breeders Launch 'Open Source' Seed Program - Organic Authority

Plant Breeders Launch 'Open Source' Seed Program - Organic Authority | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
A group of plant breeders, activists and scientists have begun an open source sharing seed program that flies in the face of Monsanto patents.
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This is some very good news for the seed industry, gardening and farming!
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10 Things You Need To Know About Crazy Ants

10 Things You Need To Know About Crazy Ants | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
The tawny crazy ant is causing nightmares for garden centers and homeowners in Texas and the Southeast.
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Crazy Ants are already in and around the Houston area. Be smart and learn more about them!
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Fast, Nutritious Edibles for the Whole Family to Grow

Fast, Nutritious Edibles for the Whole Family to Grow | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
Want to eat your own produce without waiting an entire season? Try growing sprouts or microgreens.
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Excellent, concise explanation for growing sprouts and micro greens. Both types of seeds are available at The Herb Cottage in the Vegetable Section: http://theherbcottage.com/seeds1.html
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frenchgardening.com

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a fabulous website full of gardening information for all Gardeners. Rich pictures and good info. 

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4 Reasons Farmers' Markets Should be Your Top Shopping Spot

4 Reasons Farmers' Markets Should be Your Top Shopping Spot | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it

A nice Farmers' Markets are incredibly rich in community, healthy and local food. Here's why you should make them your top shopping spot!

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A reminder about why shopping at Farmers' Markets is a good idea.. and it's fun!

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Radio tags reveal how pesticides are impairing bumblebees' ability to forage

Radio tags reveal how pesticides are impairing bumblebees' ability to forage | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it

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Yet another reason to reduce the use of chemical pesticides!
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We Have Enough Land To Feed Our Growing Population, We Just Have To Use ... - Huffington Post

We Have Enough Land To Feed Our Growing Population, We Just Have To Use ... - Huffington Post | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
“ We Have Enough Land To Feed Our Growing Population, We Just Have To Use ...”
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I like articles like this. Intelligent and thoughtful.
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Common Garden Pests 101

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The following 101, on common garden pests, comes from Farm Aid’s farmer resource specialist, Jessie Deelo, who has ten years of farming experience getting up c…
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Helpful article from Judy Barrett of Homegrown on common pests that attack your vegetable garden and how to combat them organically.
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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs - STLtoday.com

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs - STLtoday.com | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
“Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs STLtoday.com Put the squeezed cucumber mixture into a bowl. Stir in the labneh and herbs until well-mixed. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Stir well before serving.”
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Ummmm.... yum. You could prepare this recipe with young zucchini, too!
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Sara G Blow's curator insight, July 11, 8:28 AM

This sounds pretty good, think I will try  it.

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Study: 175 Hazardous Chemicals Used in Food Contact Packaging | Food Safety News

Study: 175 Hazardous Chemicals Used in Food Contact Packaging | Food Safety News | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
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Here is yet another reason to eat food prepared from fresh ingredients rather than packaged foods.
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Positive Impact of Plants in Office and School Interiorscapes

Positive Impact of Plants in Office and School Interiorscapes | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
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A study shows workers and students are more satisfied with their employment and studies when plants and greenery are present. Well... who doesn't feel better with plants and a nice view from an office or classroom?

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Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug

Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug
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Healthy, edible weeds!!
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Plant Breeders Launch 'Open Source' Seed Program - Organic Authority

Plant Breeders Launch 'Open Source' Seed Program - Organic Authority | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
A group of plant breeders, activists and scientists have begun an open source sharing seed program that flies in the face of Monsanto patents.
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This is some very good news for the seed industry, gardening and farming!
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Letter From The Editor: The Bogus Honey Story Won't Die | Food Safety News

Letter From The Editor: The Bogus Honey Story Won't Die | Food Safety News | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it

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This article explains why we should always buy honey from a beekeeper, not the grocery store. Support your local beekeepers!! 

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Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Coleus

Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Coleus | From The Herb Cottage | Scoop.it
Many new gardeners are starting to plan their first adventure into our crazy, wonderful world. Without a little guidance from seasoned veterans, they often choose seeds and plants that are more cha...
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Engaging article on Coleus plants. Fabulous for containers or to add color to a shady area. Easy and good for beginning gardeners, too!
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Food-A-Pedia

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USDA: Food-A-Pedia: Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods


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Very cool FREE database to learn about the nutrition content of what you eat... or plan to eat. 

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