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Freeze Herbs Before Mother Nature Does

While lots of herbs won’t survive winter outdoors, many herbs freeze very well inside.

09/16/2014

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Herb Garden Makes Gift Giving Easy

If you need a gift in a hurry, even just to bring to a party, here’s an idea if you grew some herbs this year.

12/24/2013

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Top Mojitos In Philadelphia

From the classic rum, mint and lime mojito to more elaborate concoctions made with various fruits, here are your top spots in Philly to enjoy this warm-weather favorite.

06/26/2013

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Herbal Remedies From Your Garden

The New Year begins with hope for health and good fortune – and often a hangover or bellyache from overindulging at holiday parties. For centuries, people have found relief in herbal remedies from the garden.

01/01/2013

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Blend And Freeze Herbs For Winter

Instead of just freezing herbs, blend them first for tasty combinations you can use later in sauces or to flavor drinks.

10/22/2012

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Let Herbs Flower In Fall

All summer long, most gardeners stop herbs from flowering by pinching off the tips but, by September, I relent and let my herbs produce pretty little flowers.

09/05/2012

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Freezing Herbs

Freezing herbs is faster than drying them and they taste fresher. Try it now and you’ll have herbs at your fingertips come winter.

07/02/2012

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Pretty And Practical Potted Plants

Herbs are a pretty and practical filler for pots. Low growers like oregano and thyme spill over the sides in a lovely way; while higher herbs like basil, mint and rosemary add some structure as taller companions to flowers.

06/06/2012

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Mint To Scale Down Production Of Dollar Coins

Congress ordered the Mint, in 2005, to make four different dollar coins a year, each honoring a different president, until 2016. A handful of collectors seemed to be just about the only people interested in them.

01/30/2012

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Perfect Time To Plant A ‘Grand Parade’

A smaller sort of Monarda is called ‘Grand Parade,’ which grows about 18 inches high and true to its name is flowering to beat the band.

07/04/2011

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Add A Little Flavor To Your Garden And Your Meal

Planting a pot of herbs makes it easier to recreate all kinds of favorite flavors and recipes, since fresh herbs are often best scattered on food as it comes off the grill.

05/31/2011

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A Recipe for Mojito Mojo

by KYW’s Phran Novelli – And now, by popular request: my mojito recipe! Seriously, people ask me for it all the time, because it’s super simple.  And while it’s much less impressive than hand-muddling mint […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/07/2010

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