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Magical Herb of the Week: Thyme

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is thyme. Thyme has a natural, woody flavor and is very aromatic. A staple part of boquet garni and za’atar, thyme is used often in French and Mediterranean cooking. Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris Other Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme Gender: Feminine Element: Water Planet: Venus Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Tarragon

December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is tarragon. Tarragon has a subtle yet distinctive flavor. While not seen often in American kitchens, tarragon is part of “fines herbes” and is used extensively in French cooking. Latin Name: Artemisia dracunculus Other Names: Fuzzy Weed, French Tarragon Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Sesame

December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is sesame. Sesame seeds are basically bland, until toasted, when they become nutty, rich and wonderful. Commonly found stuck to American hamburger buns, they’re used expertly in Chinese and Japanese dishes. Latin Name: Sesamum indicum Other Names: Simsim Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun Sign: Leo

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Magical Herb of the Week: Sage

December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is sage. Sage is highly aromatic with a pleasing, earthy flavor. Most often associated with Thanksgiving stuffing or sausage, sage is also widely used in Mediterranean cooking. Latin Name: Salvia officinalis Other Names: Garden Sage, Common Sage, Kitchen Sage Gender: Masculine Element: Earth Planet: Jupiter Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Saffron

November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is saffron. The flavor of saffron is unique to the point of being nearly indescribable, and it has a potent aroma. Saffron was prized by pharaohs and to this day is possibly the most expensive spice on Earth. Latin Name: Crocus sativus Other Names: Saffron Crocus

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Magical Herb of the Week: Rosemary

November 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is rosemary. Rosemary has an interesting, rich, “piney” flavor and aroma. Rosemary is best known for its use in “poultry spice” but is commonly used in Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisines. Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis Other Names: Anthos Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun, Mercury Sign: Leo,

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Magical Herb of the Week: Peppercorn

November 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is peppercorn. Peppercorns range from mild and sweet to potent and spicy, and come in a variety of colors. Peppercorns are used worldwide and have even been used as currency. Latin Name: Piper nigrum Other Names: Black Pepper, White Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars

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Magical Herb of the Week: Parsley

November 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is parsley. Parsley has a bright, rich and slightly bitter flavor. It’s one of the most commonly used garnishes anywhere. Parsley is a traditional component of bouquet garni, and is used all over the world. Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Other Names: Garden Parsley Gender: Masculine Element:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Paprika

November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is paprika. Paprika has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor and a rich, earthy scent. Famously used in chicken paprikash, paprika is widely used in Hungarian and Spanish dishes. Latin Name: Capsicum annum Other Names: Chili Pepper, Bird Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries,

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Magical Herb of the Week: Oregano

October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is oregano. Oregano has a strong, savory flavor and pungent aroma. While famous for its use in Italian dishes, oregano is also found in Mexican cuisine, and surprisingly, in many perfumes. Latin Name: Origanum vulgare Other Names: Unknown Gender: Feminine Element: Air, Earth Planet: Mercury Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Nutmeg

October 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is nutmeg. Nutmeg is rich, warm, fragrant and nutty. Known as a “pumpkin pie spice” in the US, Nutmeg is also used in Indonesian, Dutch and Scottish cuisine. Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Jupiter Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces Day:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Mustard

October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is mustard. Mustard seeds’ flavor can vary through sweet, spicy, nutty and earthy. While often considered a popular American condiment, mustard seeds are also used frequently in French and German cooking. Latin Name: Brassica juncea Other Names: Indian Mustard, Leaf Mustard, Chinese Mustard Gender: Masculine Element:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Mint

October 4, 2017 / 1 Comments

This week’s magical herb is mint. Mint has a cool, refreshing flavor and a fantastic scent. Known for its use in Mint Juleps, mint is also a component of tabbouleh and a number of other Middle Eastern dishes. Latin Name: Mentha Other Names: Varies Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet: Mercury,

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Magical Herb of the Week: Marjoram

September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week’s magical herb is marjoram. Marjoram has a sweet, rich taste similar to oregano. Marjoram is most notably used in “herbs de provence” and is used widely in Greek and Italian cuisine, especially with lamb. Latin Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram Gender: Masculine Element: Air

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