Homestead Blessings

Homestead Blessings

The Art of Herbs

DVD - 2009
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Instruction on the ancient practice of identifying, growing, storing and using herbs for both culinary and health-enriching properties.
Publisher: [Franklin, TN] : Franklin Springs Family Media, [2009]
Copyright Date: ♭2009
Branch Call Number: DVD 635.7 H7532 2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (61 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Art of herbs

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This was such a delight! It was very informative + encouraging, positive + family friendly. They covered a variety of herbs + their uses, all in the setting of their beautiful garden.
This series is very inspirational as they show you how simple it is to improve your life with important skills that lead to a more self sustaining style of living. Highly recommended!

(In my opinion, the previous review is too cynical. The ladies in the series seem very appreciative of their unique way of living, hence their usage of the word "blessing." And their attire is hand sewn reminding one of a modern day Little House on the Prairie-like family. Very refreshing + much more pleasing than what's normally on television.)

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HereHere
Dec 30, 2011

Although it was nice to see this beautiful southern herb garden at its peak, I would give this DVD a pass unless you have time to kill. You hear that each herb is 'a blessing' so often you just have to roll your eyes. Most of the time is spent showing you how to cut the fresh herbs. The intro starts with them showing you how to plant basil seeds. If you have no idea about how to grow a plant, then ok. Unlike the post below by the librarian, this dvd does not cover breadmaking. Oh, and I forgot to mention, the 4 teenage/adult daughters are dressed like 19th century unmarried girls. All with southern accents.

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h
HereHere
Dec 30, 2011

How to plant basil.
How to cut herbs, and what a few of their uses are (not really getting into the character of each herb, in my opinion).
How to make a cold mint tea, and how to make hot tea.
How to dry herbs
How to make a herb butter brush (I can't see any reason why I would do that!)
How to make a herbal tonic with ginger, horseradish and cayenne (won't get me drinking that - ever!)
How to make herbal vinegars starting with a pre-made white wine vinegar.

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