What To Do When My Basil Flowers? Basil Varieties and How to Use Them

sweet basil green plants with flowers growing

Basil is an annual herb. To maximize its foliage and flavor, you need to prune it regularly. Failure to do so, the plant begins to flower. While the whitish or purple flowers are beautiful, they can make the plant die down prematurely. They also cause the stems to become woody and the leaves bitter. So … Read more

Peppermint VS Spearmint – What’s The Difference?

Peppermint vs Spearmint

There are over 15 types of mint but spearmint and peppermint are the most popular. But, do they differ? Here’s a comparison of peppermint vs spearmint. Sometimes, people use the words spearmint and peppermint interchangeably. While both plants belong to the Mentha genus, they are different species. They differ in physical characteristics, chemical concentration, and … Read more

How To Dry Parsley – 5 Methods To Dry Parsley At Home

How to Dry Parsley – 5 Methods to Dry Parsley at Home

Although fresh parsley is more potent than dried parsley, drying parsley extends its shelf life. Dried parsley can last up to one year while fresh parsley lasts for only two weeks with refrigeration. Also, if you have a surplus supply, drying the parsley helps to preserve it for future use. In this article, we will … Read more

How To Store Mint – 7 Methods of Storing Fresh Mint To Enjoy All Year Round

How to Store Mint

Mint, like any other leafy herb, wilts easily compromising its flavor and nutrient content. There are several methods you can use, however, to store mint to extend its lifespan whether on the countertop, in the refrigerator, or freezer. Below are detailed steps for 7 methods of storing fresh mint, but first, what steps should you … Read more