Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Good Herb - Book Giveaway!

The next book giveaway, The Good Herb: Recipes and Remedies from Nature, by Judith Benn Hurley.

I bought this book a few years ago with the intention of starting an herb garden, drying herbs and cooking with herbs. I did start an herb bed at our last house in southern Indiana but I haven't had one since so that's why I'm giving this book away.

Not only does this book contain recipes and remedies but also lore and legend and tips for growing each herb.

Here's a bit of a teaser for you;

Broccoli and Potatoes with Dill (pg 94)

2 med. diced red potatoes
handful of fresh dill sprigs
1 1/4 cups of broccoli florets
3 minced scallions
2 t capers
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 t olive oil
1 t minced fresh dill or 1/2 t dried
fresh ground pepper

Steam the potatoes, covered, over boiling water to which you've added the handful of dill for about 5 minuters. Add the broccoli and continue steaming until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.

Tip the potatoes and broccoli into a large serving bown and add scallions, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, dill, and pepper to taste. Toss well. Serve warm as a side dish or very slightly chilled as a salad. Or use as a filling for crepes or omelettes.

To Enter this Book Giveaway;

1.  Leave a comment below and/or...
2. Leave a comment on my Facebook Fan Page.

Winner will be chosen at random next Monday evening and announced Tuesday!  Good Luck!


  1. Ooooh I love it! What a great idea! I am going to grow some herbs- but I'm starting with just chives and dill. I tried garlic last year, but my chickens at all of them. I will have to do my herbs in a container, well out of reach of beaks.

  2. I would love to enter your drawing! I've grown herbs for many years, mostly culinary, but dabbled a bit in the medicinal side too. Always appreciate new ideas. Saw your comment on DTE.

  3. So cool! I'm just learning about herbs and creating my list....asked my husband for and Elderberry bush for Mother's Day too. :) I have horrible reactions to additives so most meds I'm unable to take so I'm delving into learning what the plants have to offer.
    Think its very cool that you are giving away the book!
    Enter me please! :)

  4. Sounds really interesting! Yes, living in different parts of the country, too, is an adventure!

  5. Would love a chance to win this book. I love growing herbs and could use a little bit of help and advice! xo m.

  6. I love having herbs in the garden that my family can just go & pick fresh & incorporate into a meal. This looks like a fascinating book & I would love to be in your giveaway!!
    Cheers Lois

  7. ooh i have a new herb garden and a book like this would be very well used here! thanks for the chance to win :)

  8. Hi. I found your blog by following links. I'm working on getting my herb gardens started, so please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win it and would give it a good home. :)

  9. Please enter me. I have lots of starts going and can't wait for some new herbs I am trying this year.


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