7 Reasons to Try Thyme as a Culinary Essential Oil

There is something about the cool weather, darker evenings, and my lonely fresh-herb patio pots that makes me yearn to start playing in the kitchen with culinary essential oils like thyme Thymus vulgaris (L.), basil Ocimum basilicum (L.), and ginger Zingiber officinale (Roscoe). I love to make hearty fall and winter recipes, and linger over […]

Lemongrass: A Must-Have

Lemongrass Cymbopogan citratus has been revered by many historical figures as a “cure-all” herb. In India, for example, lemongrass has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. It is also an essential ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cooking. Why? Lemongrass has a unique, robust flavor and aroma that is both lemony and […]