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Kylie Jenner shows off incredible backyard with chicken coop and herb garden
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Kylie Jenner shows off incredible backyard with chicken coop and herb garden

Kylie Jenner has given fans another peek into her incredible backyard, showing glimpses of a chicken coop and a generous herb garden. The reality star has shared some snaps of her beautiful outdoor space before, after sharing peeks of a play area for her daughter Stormi, who she shares with rapper Travis Scott, along with a gorgeous orange tree, filled to the brim with the fruit. We thought her lavish home in the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles couldn’t get any dreamier. That was until the mum-of-one shared her latest stream of snaps. Just this week Kylie revealed pictures of her adorable chicken coop and shots of her herb garden. In the new images, the 23 year old, showed her 251 million Instagram followers footage of three chickens clucking away happily in their pen. She later revealed ...
21 Recipes Using Fresh Rosemary That Will Help You Make the Most of Your Herb Garden
Herbal Recipes

21 Recipes Using Fresh Rosemary That Will Help You Make the Most of Your Herb Garden

Rosemary is an easy-to-grow herb and can instantly add a fresh, herbaceous flavor to any recipe you whip up in the kitchen. Plus, cooking with it is even easier than you may think. From apps and drinks that can be enjoyed at the beginning of a meal, to mains and sides you can serve for dinner, to snacks and desserts, fresh rosemary can be used for any type of dish you're making. Not only is it a great ingredient to add to recipes while you're cooking, but it also makes a beautiful garnish that gives any dish a colorful green finish when you're ready to serve. If you don't already have a rosemary plant in your garden, this roundup of rosemary recipes will convince you to grab one next time you're at the grocery store. Read more at Southern Living via Yahoo.
How to grow your own herbs this summer to boost your zero-waste efforts
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How to grow your own herbs this summer to boost your zero-waste efforts

Many Brits have turned to gardening over the pandemic. The pasttime has seen a surge in popularity being voted as the second most popular activity to do during lockdown according to research by GlobalData. As well as providing you with kitchen staples growing herbs can also help boost your zero-waste efforts - here’s how. Budding gardeners and the environmentally-conscious have been taking to veggie patches across the country. Sad bunches of shop-bought herbs can quickly go over not to mention they are often wrapped in wasteful single-use plastic. Why not grow your own to make sure you have a plentiful supply all year round by growing your own. If you have access to a garden, allotment or even just a windowsill you can start to grow your own delicious fresh herbs this summer. Read mor...
‘Silver lining’: Albania medicinal herbs bloom in pandemic
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‘Silver lining’: Albania medicinal herbs bloom in pandemic

Scents of sage, lavender and cornflowers rise from the meadows of Albania, which has seen soaring overseas demand for medicinal herbs since the coronavirus pandemic. In Sheqeras, at the foot of the Mali i Thate mountain in Albania's south, it is the season for cornflowers, a plant traditionally valued for its ability to boost the metabolism and resistance to infections. Early in the morning, before the heat of the day, dozens of women wearing broad-rimmed hats, hand-pick the magnificent signature-blue flowers that attract clouds of butterflies and bees. The cornflowers are then dried in darkened rooms to preserve their colour before being shipped abroad. For the past few years, Albania has been one of Europe's top producers of medicinal herbs, mostly wild plants harvested in the foothi...
How to grow herbs indoors
Gardening

How to grow herbs indoors

Growing herbs indoors is a wonderful – not just because of their culinary, therapeutic and aromatherapy uses, but also because they offer myriad leaf shapes, colors, textures and fragrances for creating delightful potted displays. Once you know how to grow herbs indoors, you can enjoy these many benefits year round. Whether you have little or no space for outdoor herb garden ideas, simply want to keep herbs on your kitchen windowsill for use in cooking, transforming dishes and salads with their unique flavors, would like to keep a lavender plant in your bedroom to aid sleep or a container of scented lemon balm in your hallway to welcome in guests, this advice will help you do so successfully. Growing and using herbs for their therapeutic properties is also becoming more popular. 'People ...
MasterChef at Home: Maja Veit’s Herb-Loaded Dipping Oil
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MasterChef at Home: Maja Veit’s Herb-Loaded Dipping Oil

f you've been watching along at home, you'll know that the latest departure from the MasterChef kitchen was Maja Veit. The Tassie local saw her time in the competition come to an end after a team challenge that left her group having to cook to fight to keep a place in the series. Veit was eliminated a little earlier on in the competition but was welcomed back during Second Chance Week. In her exit interview after the show, Veit said: "I'm a little bit - beating myself up about that last challenge. But what an experience. It's been the most crazy, like, rollercoaster of my life. I never thought I'd make it to top 24, and to get this far... Yeah, it's an absolute privilege." Read the full story at Lifehacker
Uganda approves herbal medicine to treat viral, coronavirus infections
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Uganda approves herbal medicine to treat viral, coronavirus infections

Uganda has approved the use of Covidex, a local herbal medicine, as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported Tuesday, June 29.Addressing journalists in Kampala on Tuesday, National Drug Authority (NDA) executive director David Nahamya said after various assessments and inspections of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to support the treatment of viral infections."After engagements, the innovators have removed unsubstantiated claims that the product treats and prevents Covid-19 and revised it to supportive treatment in the management of viral infections. NDA has granted Covidex an approval based on initial assessment, published literature, and safety studies conducted by the innovator," Nahamya an...
Herbal garden made by Student Police Cadets turns into mini forest
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Herbal garden made by Student Police Cadets turns into mini forest

The student police cadets of Vithura VHSS are excited to see the small herbal garden, which they nurtured in the police station compound, turning into a mini herbal forest. The saplings were planted in the 10-cent land in Vithura Janamaithri police station compound as part of planting 10 lakh plants in connection with the 10th anniversary of Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme. The student police managed to till the land and planted the saplings at equal distance. They did not forget to make a fence around the plants and water them regularly even amid tight schedule of service and studies. Now they are happy to see the plants growing taller than them. Vetiver, five types of holy basil, long pepper, African coriander and several other medicinal herbs are growing in the garden here. The ...
What grows together, goes together: 3 summer herb recipes
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What grows together, goes together: 3 summer herb recipes

Herb-growers and chefs alike recommend using fresh herbs in your cooking, and Alex Cardoza, Boise-based chef and owner of Wild Plum Events, couldn’t agree more. Cardoza and his wife/co-owner, Tara Morgan, try to source ingredients locally whenever possible and adapt their Wild Plum menus to include dishes that feature what’s currently growing. “Think seasonal,” Tara says. “What grows together, goes together.” Herbs can be used as an accent — such as in a sauce or as a featured ingredient, like in a chimichurri, salsa verde or pesto. Morgan enjoys caprese salads in the summer, which allow herbs like basil to shine. Cardoza also recommends adding herbs to freshen up savory dishes with rich flavors. Read more on stltoday.com.
The Great Herbs: Flowers with two colors
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The Great Herbs: Flowers with two colors

Writer Zhang Bangji from ancient China's Song Dynasty (960-​1279) narrated a story about using honeysuckles to treat wild mushroom poisoning in his work "Mo Zhuang Man Lu." During the Song Dynasty in 1100s, several monks at Baiyun Temple in Tianping Mountain gathered a basket of wild mushrooms from the mountain to cook. However, the wild mushrooms were poisonous, and the monks experienced vomiting and diarrhea after the meal. One of the monks went up the mountain to pick honeysuckles to try to detoxify, and surprisingly, monks who took the honeysuckles survived. In addition to its detoxifying effects, honeysuckle has also been recorded in ancient books as having a cosmetic effect. In the "Secret History of Empress Dowager Cixi's Private Life" written by De Ling, Cixi would ap...