The Awesome Flavor of Homemade Dry Seasoning Mixes

Part 5 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen Almost any pre-packaged seasoning mix can be made at home for a 10th of the price you are paying for those McCormick-style packets in your grocery store. It will taste better too. WHAT IF you could have the convenience of… Read more“The Awesome Flavor of Homemade Dry Seasoning Mixes”

Dry Rub Seasonings, the Ultimate “Man Food”

Part 4 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen You are probably thinking, “Herb Lady, I have men on my gift giving list too. What can I make from the kitchen for them?” Well, meat rubs of course! Meat rubs are gaining in popularity with chefs and Joe… Read more“Dry Rub Seasonings, the Ultimate “Man Food””

Gifts from the Sea—Flavored Salt Blends

Part 3 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen Making salt blends at home could not be easier. For those who are not on a salt-restricted diet, salt blends add a depth of flavor with very few ingredients needed to accomplish the goal. Seasoned salt is often the… Read more“Gifts from the Sea—Flavored Salt Blends”

The REAL Stars of Movie Night—Popcorn Seasoning Blends

Part 2 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen The Herb Lady here. Today we will explore one of my favorite subjects, SNACKS! Healthy snacks can improve mood, boost energy, and satisfy cravings. And popcorn has a lot of bulk for its calories (about 31 calories per cup of… Read more“The REAL Stars of Movie Night—Popcorn Seasoning Blends”

Popular Herb/Spice Blend Recipes

Part 1 of the Series: DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen The Herb Lady writes: Today I am sharing some of my favorite herb/spice blends that I use in my own kitchen as well as for gift-giving. They are great for the holidays, house warming gifts, or that special birthday surprise… Read more“Popular Herb/Spice Blend Recipes”

4 Homemade Extracts for Coffee Creamers (and flavoring all manner of things)

After a deluge of comments from my two articles last week on making homemade coffee creamers (Homemade Powdered Creamers WITHOUT the Weird Ingredients and Yes Virginia, There IS a Homemade Liquid Creamer!), I was asked, “Can’t you also save money by making the extracts?” My answer to that is YES!… Read more“4 Homemade Extracts for Coffee Creamers (and flavoring all manner of things)”

Step up your Game Day—Homemade Mustards

From the Herb Lady: Your imagination’s the limit when it comes to making flavored mustards. All you need are mustard seeds or dry mustard powder, and then the seasonings are up to you. If you are like most people, the word “mustard” probably conjures up images of ballparks and barbeques…. Read more“Step up your Game Day—Homemade Mustards”

From Bloom to Brew—Edible Flower Tea Blends

Beautiful aromatic flowers that instill a tea infusion with delicate floral scent of Jasmine, Rose, or Chamomile…this bountiful collection of blooming teas will tantalize the eyes and nose as well as the taste buds. These artisan teas will bloom as they steep, will create a wonderful pot of tea. You can… Read more“From Bloom to Brew—Edible Flower Tea Blends”

Onion & Garlic Powders—Homemade is Better!

Once you make your own Onion & Garlic powders, you will never buy the grocery store brands again. As with many aspects of natural living, simple is often cheaper, easier, and healthier. Making your own garlic and onion powders can be one of the easiest and tastiest changes you can… Read more“Onion & Garlic Powders—Homemade is Better!”

Add Savory Umami Taste with Mushroom Powder

Ah, umami…that Japanese word for the savory flavor of a rich stock…that meaty taste that leaves a long lasting, silky, mouthwatering coating over the tongue…the effect that creates a balance of tastes and rounds out the overall flavor of a dish. Umami enhances the palatability of a wide variety of… Read more“Add Savory Umami Taste with Mushroom Powder”