When it snowed on Wednesday, I realized that the mild fall weather was turning towards winter. Thankfully I had brought my potted herbs indoors prior to the snow.
It is a blessing to have fresh herbs year around. I have a sunny bay window that is the perfect spot for parsley, rosemary and thyme.
Pinetree Garden seeds has a blog that gives information on growing herbs indoors. Click here to go to the site.
During my years as labor/delivery nurse and Lamaze instructor, I became interested in herbs. I came across the book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed. I was not interested (actually opposed) to herbs used to stimulate abortion. Rather I was interested in the herbs that nourish women through the childbearing cycle. Raspberry leaf tea and nettle tea are beneficial for the minerals they provide.
Gradually I have expanded my use of herbs. Yesterday I added fresh thyme to the meatloaf that I made. According to The Complete Herb Book by Jekka McVicar, thyme is both an antiseptic and an aid to digestion. A tea made from thyme leaves with raw honey is good for a sore throat.
God has blessed us with a multitude of herbs—and many varieties of each herb.