The World According to Maiden Fair

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Countdown to Christmas has begun

Posted: Monday, December 1st, 2008 @ 12:03 pm in Maiden's World, World of Herbs, World of Holidays, World of Words | No Comments »

Winter arrived with a vengence!! It is cold and dreary outside and depending on which report you look at, we got between 4 and 6 inches of snow. Most of that melted yesterday as it was warmer – but there is still snow on the ground and my car and the road. It is only […]

Chicory

Posted: Saturday, September 6th, 2008 @ 10:28 am in Maiden's World, World of Herbs, World of Photography | No Comments »

Chicory Chichorium Intybus This prolific and invasive weed is also known as Blue Sailors, Succory, Hendibeh, Wild Chicory, Coffeeweed and Wild Endive. It will grow nearly anywhere, on Rocky roadsides, waste areas, open fields and meadows. It mostly grows spontaneously and spread rapidly, but it is cultivated either specifically for the root or specifically for […]

Common Blue Violet

Posted: Monday, June 11th, 2007 @ 8:54 am in World of Herbs | No Comments »

When I was a child I grew up in an old farm house on the edge of a large wooded hillside. My favorite pastime was of course to walk in the woods. There were berries to pick in the summertime and animals to watch in the fall and winter. I loved to build “cabins” out […]

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2007 @ 5:46 pm in Maiden's Garden, World of Herbs | No Comments »

The Lemon Balm in my garden is ready to harvest. Actually it should be harvested a couple of times a week to keep the plants growing well. In researching the uses of Lemon Balm I found that it is a wonderful tea – alone or mixed with green tea, mint or chamomile, just to name […]