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Thyme – Thymus, History, Growing, varieties and medicinal by Andy Hamilton

June 30, 2008 // 0 Comments

Andy Hamilton Thyme grows all over the world and it’s many differing varieties can be found from Greenland to Asia. Thyme is a perennial evergreen and is one of the 3 herbs commonly used in Bouquet Garni, the other two being bay leaf and Parsley. As with many herbs most thyme can be found in the Mediterranean area. Why is it difficult to get thyme in the Jazz world? because Louis Armstrong [...]

Parsley Petroselinum crispum History & Mythology – Growing, pests, Nutrition, Cooking, other uses by Andy Hamilton

June 30, 2008 // 0 Comments

Some Flat leafed parsley – Click for bigger Image. (picture taken by Genie Blanning) Flat Leaf Parsley Parsley is native to Southern Europe, especially in the Mediterranean region. The ancient Greeks associated it with Achromous, the Herald of Death and as such covered their tombs with it. Perhaps because of this association they did not eat, although they did feed their horses with it. It [...]

Chives Allium schoenoprasum history, growing and storing by Andy Hamilton

June 30, 2008 // 0 Comments

One of the first things I have noticed about my allotment is that it seems to be covered in chives so I never go short! Chives have long, green, hollow and grass like leaves that grow from the bulb. The bulbs will grow close together in clusters. The chive ‘grass’ can reach a height of about 22cm or 9 inches (some places state that this is much longer but to date I have never seen a [...]