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The Hometown Herbalist: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

The Hometown Herbalist: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Summer is in full swing and with it comes that sweet East Bay heat. While I love cooking in the kitchen I generally take the hotter months to give my oven a break, focusing my culinary pursuits on salads, grilling, and quick stove-top meals. With the garden […]

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Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many awe-inspiring native plants, a number of which have a long history of ethnobotanical and medicinal use. If you’ve been hiking in the hills over the past month or so, you’ve likely noticed many of these charming botanicals in bloom. […]

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Hometown Herbalist: Herbal Planting Guide

Hometown Herbalist: Herbal Planting Guide

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist If you’re anything like me you’ve already hit your budget for this year’s garden, but in the off-chance that you haven’t (or just can’t say no to adding more), I wanted to send you off to the plant store with a list of some of my favorite garden […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal herbal-infused vinegar

The Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal herbal-infused vinegar

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

  By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Spring has sprung and with it returns my monthly column featuring local, seasonal herbal information, recipes, and musings. To kick off the season I’m starting with one of my favorite springtime recipes – herbal infused vinegar. During this brief, lush, green time in the East Bay, […]

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Hometown Herbalist: Summer lavender lemonade

Hometown Herbalist: Summer lavender lemonade

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Part of the fun of herbal medicine is how easy it is to incorporate medicinal plants into food. While teas, tinctures, and salves are definitely the mainstays of herbalism, many of the plants we use for medicine are also tasty and fun to cook with. Whenever I can, […]

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Hometown Herbalist: The summer solstice

Hometown Herbalist: The summer solstice

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette With the summer solstice just behind us, we take a moment to honor the beginning of summer and the end of spring. The seeds of the season to come have been set, and all that’s left to do is sit back and watch them grow. While the days may […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

| May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

May Day flowers are popping up all over, and as the abundance of Spring ripples throughout the area, it has us all enjoying this beautiful time of year in the East Bay. While I’ve been savoring the abundance of cool-season herbs like cleavers and chickweed, as the days warm and summer prepares to set it […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

| April 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette When I was growing up, my mom had a plethora of remedies that she would use with me whenever I got sick. She had a kitchen cabinet full of herbs and spices, and a pantry full of food that she somehow seemed to magically weave together, into […]

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