Cooking with Herbs

THE JOY OF GINGER: Eastern Spice Brings Hot Medicine to Western Kitchens

February 1, 2018

When I was a kid my favourite cookies were grandma’s homemade gingersnaps which grandpa and I couldn’t resist dunking in our afternoon tea. Other than...

Lemon Balm

September 1, 2017

Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens Relax and take cheer; Lemon Balm is here. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family,...

Stoke Your Digestive Fire to Boost Your Energy and Clear Inflammation

February 1, 2017

As the raw food movement gains enthusiasts worldwide, you will often hear them say that raw food is best for health because it is highest in nutrients. Technically...

Warming Herbs and Spices for Fall

September 25, 2015

If you want to add some healthy new flavours to your autumn meals, it’s time to move beyond your salt and pepper shakers. There’s an...

Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals

April 30, 2015

I often think of lemon in springtime. Lemony yellow is the colour infused into pale green spring buds and young tender leaves springing to life.

Simmered Fall Suppers

October 1, 2014

Autumn rhythms bring us back into order, back into shoes, and back into the kitchen. Now is the time for hearty, bone-warming dishes and hardy herbs to season them. But wait.


April 1, 2014

Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods Have you heard the news? It has now been confirmed that dieting doesn’t work and is best avoided.


November 15, 2013


Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally: Prevention and Treatment of Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes

April 1, 2013

There are many chronic health issues that can result from our tendency to overindulge – whether in too much of the same thing or in...

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh, Wild Greens

May 1, 2012

When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka we strived to be as self-sufficient as possible, not only because my grandparents enjoyed growing...


February 1, 2011

Herb of the Year 2011 Editor’s note: The following article was adapted from a story originally published in “Horseradish: Herb of the Year 2011” by...

Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Spice Blends Add a Personal Touch to Gift-Giving

December 1, 2009

The greatest gift anyone can give me is to do my dirty dishes. I would rather have that than anything material. I would rather have...


May 1, 2006

2006 Herb of the Year It was called the Age of Discovery, that exciting era when 15th century Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape...