Summer is in full swing, and one of the things we here at Mountain Rose Herbs love to do on the weekends is take our families into the Cascadia backcountry. To start our weekend off right, we like to pack in delicious fresh food to prepare on the first evening of the trip. This allows us to enjoy the flavors of the season and get everyone excited about the wilderness adventure that lies ahead.Read More
Recently, we visited Devon Young of nittygrittylife.com on her homestead in Amity, Oregon. Nestled between the rolling green hills of wine country, is her charming old-fashioned farmhouse bustling with eight children, a host of farm animals, and friendly furry pets. Devon truly homesteads (“doing things the hard way”), which means she practices subsistence agriculture as much as possible.
This blog was originally published in 2013. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy!
If you love the aroma of toasty sesame seeds and the oceanic saltiness of seaweed, you might soon find this seasoning blend gracing your dinner table nightly. With just a flick of the wrist, this delicious combination of flavors adds a nutritive boost and subtle richness to just about any savory recipe you're making.Read More
I’ve always been a food fanatic. If the ingredients are high-quality and the fare freshly prepared, I typically like what’s on my plate. So it was with much dismay that I recently discovered I’m gluten and lactose intolerant. I’ve been experimenting with many substitutes for my favorite dishes at home and stumbled upon this combination, which doesn’t make me miss gluten or dairy one bit!Read More
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of the country’s unlikely triumph over French forces in the late 1800s. But May 5 has taken on a very different meaning in the U.S. Many of us here know this day as a time to celebrate Mexican-American culture. And what better way to celebrate than with some festive herbal beverages?
Herbalists say making syrups is one of the tastiest ways to ingest traditional herbal remedies. However, we can use the same techniques to turn our loose-leaf teas (and herbs) from Mountain Rose Herbs into delicious syrups for cocktails too! A couple ideas from our test kitchen:
Growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, my family was the rarity – eating organic salads made with real (not iceberg) lettuce every evening. My trendsetting mom’s insistence on organic leafy greens at the dinner table instilled in me a lifelong love of veggies.Read More
In my household, with all of our food sensitivities, it can be hard to satisfy sweet tooth cravings. Vegan baked goods can often seem dry and bland, and my son has lamented a couple of times that all of the fun things have dairy. Tackling fun recipes within the framework of these limitations can seem overwhelming, especially for those of us who aren't professional vegan chefs! In the spirit of my own sweet tooth and with the hope to devise a truly yummy baked vegan treat, my partner and I experimented with this recipe using Mountain Rose Herbs ingredients until we found success.
With the start of Autumn comes vibrant red maple leaves, cooler temperatures, and the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spiced…everything! Did you know that at Mountain Rose Herbs we offer an organic Pumpkin Pie Spice blend that makes it easy to craft your own pumpkin pie inspired creations at home?
While this spice blend is delicious on top of lattes and cappuccinos, it also makes a delectable addition to a classic Old Fashioned cocktail. We’ve made our recipe extra special by swapping out the traditional sugar with a simple syrup infused with our Love Tea and a homemade bitters.Read More
You may have heard about the resurgence in returning to diets higher in fat. Ever since learning about this trend, I’ve been experimenting with ways to add fat back into my diet. I especially enjoy the luxury that a boost of fatty goodness can bring to a cold morning.Read More