Let me share a little about myself. I am a Board-Certified Master Herbalist, and I love it! I have a large
green house in my back yard and that is my peaceful place. I am always combining herbs to make teas,
healing salves, tinctures or delicious meals. However, you do not have to be Board Certified to be your
own herbalist at home! Herbs are hardy and simple to grow on your patio, deck or window seals! By
adding these herbs to your meals, you can turn a dish into an anti-inflammatory, or an immune booster,
or a dish that helps with heart or eye health! I thought I would share a new herb every week throughout
the spring, so by summer you will be a Home-Grown Herbalist!
Parsley is the first one to try: It is a nutrient dense herb. Easy to grow, and when you are ready to use
some, you cut the outer stems and leave the inner stems to keep growing all summer. It is full of
potassium, folate, vitamin A and C. It helps with bone health, heart, and eye health. It has helped fight
some cancers. This high in antioxidant herb is a great start to your home herb garden!
Try this amazing Parsley and Walnut Pesto:
3 cloves of garlic – chopped
sea salt to taste
1/2 cup of walnuts – chopped
1 cup of chopped parsley from your own “garden”
juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
1/4 cup of olive oil
Put in your blender and blend until you get a paste like texture
You can put this on quinoa, zucchini noodles, cauliflower crust and make a pesto pizza!
Congratulations! You are on your way to being an Herbalist in your own home!