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 By Karen Mallinger    Community 

Sage Advice - Herb of the Month: Sage

Our herb this month is sage. Many of you only use sage in the stuffing at Thanksgiving. But there is so much more! Description: Sage is a small, rounded shrub with a height of 2 fee... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Attack of the giant zucchini

Last month I promised I would share some recipes with you for the abundance of zucchini that we all seem to have every year. I'm not sure why we overplant each time, but it seems... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

In the Garden: September

It's September already! I'm so looking forward to the cooler temperatures. I've had my fill of 90 degree plus days, thank you very much! Work in the garden never really ends, and... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Herb of the Month: Garlic

Garlic or Allium sativum is from the Liliaceae family. Grows in grass like clumps with a height of 1 foot and a width of 6 inches. The flowers are small, rose-white or green-white,... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Sage Advice: Ask the Herbalist:

With the whole COVID issue going on, and expected to revive itself in the fall, I wanted to address lung health this month as we prepare to go back into the cold and flu season... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Harvesting garlic

It's August, and here on the front range that means it's time to harvest garlic. As many of you know, I'm married to an Italian, and garlic is a mainstay in my kitchen. Of course,... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

Sage Advice!

Hello Fountain gardeners! How do your gardens grow? August is one of my favorite times in the gardens since everything is starting to come to true fruition and the fruits of my labo... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

Herb of the month: Jewelweed

Names: touch-me-not, spotted jewelweed, snapweed, wild celandine, lady's earrings, quick-in-the-hand, wild balsam, balsam-weed, slipperweed, silverweed, wild lady's slipper,... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Sage Advice: God's healing herbs

Here on the front range, we are blessed with a plethora of wild herbs that coincidentally are very useful for the issues we find most often here. I love the fact that I can find... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Just say no ... to synthetic vitamins and processed foods

"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." - Hippocrates As I look around, it seems that in spite of all the medical advancements, we seem to be sicker than... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

In the garden: July

July is an exciting month in the garden because it's time to begin harvesting! Yes, I already have peas harvested and the last of the lettuce has made its way into my salads. Arugul... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Herb of the month: Tarragon

I love tarragon! It is wonderful with chicken and fish and used extensively in French cooking. This month we're going to take a closer look at this wonderful herb that grows very we... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

It's harvest time!

I know what you’re thinking: Harvest time? In JUNE!!!? That’s it, she’s lost it! WAIT! Stick with me. Most of our initial gardening chores are done by now. Beds have been set... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

In the Garden: June

With the COVID lockdown, most of us should have had plenty of time to spend in our gardens. I mean, there was nothing else to do and nowhere to go, right? If, for some reason, you... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Herb of the Month: Thyme

This month's herb is one of my favorites. I know, I say that about all herbs! But with the current COVID-19 issues, the medicinal properties of thyme make it an excellent choice as... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

A major side effect of COVID-19: depression

One of the side effects of this COVID-19 thing is depression. We have seen increases in depression since the lockdown started. Though introverts may be enjoying their solitude, I... — Updated 5/27/2020

 

Sage Advice: In the Garden - May

Happy May everybody! May is an interesting month here on the Front Range. For those of you who are new to the area, prepare to see unexpected snowstorms, to 90 degree days and... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Ask the Herbalist: Moon Phases

Q: Hello, I have been reading your articles every week, which I enjoy very much. I am glad you joined the Fountain Valley News team. I would like to know your opinion on living by... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Sage Advice: Herb of the Month - Kava

This month I'm going to introduce you to an herb that many of you may not be familiar with. It's Kava. Kava usage was first observed by Captain Cook and has 3,000 years of usage.... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

Sage Advice: What to do about seasonal allergies?

Dear Herbalist, Every spring I suffer from seasonal allergies. The minute the trees and bushes start budding, my nose starts running and doesn't stop until well into the summer. HEL... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Karen Mallinger    News

In the Garden in April

OK, gardeners, it's time to get serious! April is when my growing season starts with carefully planted and protected cold weather crops. If you've been following me so far this year... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Be prepared for anything

"Be Prepared." It's the Scout motto, but, "be prepared" for what? When I was in the Navy, we drilled endlessly. I don't know about other branches of the service, but in the Navy,... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Perspective on COVID-19

I thought long and hard about writing an article on COVID 19. As an Herbalist, many people and almost all doctors poo poo anything we have to say about anything health related, and... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

Herb of the Month: Dandelion

I'm going to start a new section called herb of the month. All herbs have medicinal value and I think if all of you knew more about the herbs that are available, you may start... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Ferments – and a recipe!

You may have heard me talk about ferments in this column. For those of you who don't know what ferments are and why you should care, here's a short article and a recipe for you to... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

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