Tag Archives: Herb

‘Tis the Season for Rosemary–Beth Trissel

“There’s rosemary that’s for remembrance. Pray, you love, remember.” ~ Hamlet Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, mostly just because. I rarely cook with it, but love its scent and the wealth of history behind it. Known as the herb of remembrance from … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and the Wonder of Age-Old Plants–Beth Trissel

“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanac Simple wayside flowers, even weeds, have a far greater heritage than most people realize. We modern folk cannot begin to grasp the enormous part that herbs, any … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and The Bearwalker’s Daughter

As my earlier posts feature herbs and the lore surrounding these age-old plants, I’m sharing several herbal related excerpts from my recent release, historical fantasy romance novel The Bearwalker’s Daughter. Set among the clannish and superstitious Scots-Irish in the Allegheny Mountains, … Continue reading

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‘As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul,’ & Other Herbal Quotes

 ‘Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun, and with him rise weeping.’ ~ Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale ‘If you set it, the cats will eat it, If you sow it, the cats don’t know … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and Romance

The love potion in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been analyzed by a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in England. Doctor Sell thinks it was made up of heart’s ease (violas) blended with the sweetness of musk … Continue reading

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‘To Be Taken With A Mixture of Pounded Frogs…’ ~Herbal Lore

Agrimony:  Used from ancient times to treat many ailments and injuries, it’s also reputed to have magical properties. From A Modern Herbal: “The plant is found abundantly throughout England, on hedge-banks and the sides of fields, in dry thickets and … Continue reading

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“There’s Rosemary That’s for Remembrance. Pray, You Love, Remember.” ~ Hamlet

“There’s rosemary and rue. These keep Seeming and savor all the winter long. Grace and remembrance be to you.” – William Shakespeare I love rosemary both for its scent and wonderful history.  I’m never without at least one modest plant.  … Continue reading

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