There's no better way to bring the scents and flavors of the country into your home than with herbs. Think of a roast chicken flavored with fresh thyme and mustard, or a potpourri made with just-picked lavender and rosemary from your garden. For centuries, herbs have been used to season and preserve foods and cure a variety of ills, and today we are rediscovering the benefits and pleasures of these aromatic plants. This volume is filled with herbal lore and helpful tips on using herbs to spice up your cooking, soothe your ailments, create special gifts, and decorate your home.
-- Herbs in the kitchen: use herbs to add excitement and flavor to your favorite dishes.
-- Herbs for health and healing: learn about traditional herbal remedies for a variety of ailments.
-- Herb gardening indoors and out: grow and harvest your own fresh herbs.
-- Herbal treasures: create fragrant wreaths, garlands, and bath sachets.
Illustrated with Carolyn Bucha's lush watercolors, Herbs is a perfect gift for anyone who is interested in the many uses of herbs.