[Sca-cooks] Favorite Herb Books

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Jun 11 22:35:32 PDT 2007

Sharon asked:
<<< I've been reading a great herb book which has some detailed info  
on the particular herbs.  I'd like to learn about more different  
herbs though and more specifics on using them.  Does anyone have  
recommendations?  I am interested in cooking uses, medical uses, and  
other useful functions such as making dyes. >>>

Well, I don't have any particular books in mind, but you might want  
to look through the PLANTS, HERBS AND SPICES section of my  
Florilegium site. The address is given in my sig line below.

A few files are:
A-Mazng-Herbs-art  (5K)  8/31/01    "A-Mazing-Herbs" by Countess Tessa
                                        of the Gardens, OP.
Basic-Herbs-art    (6K) 11/ 2/02    "Basic List of Herbs"
                                        by HL Suzanna the herbalist.
herb-mixes-msg    (12K) 12/14/06    Period herb mixes.
herbs-msg        (124K)  9/17/04    Herbs used in period and how they  
were used.
                                        Modern sources.
Herbs-Sm-Grdn-art (32K) 10/10/01    "Medieval Herbs for the Very  
Small Garden"
                                        by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa.
herb-uses-msg     (34K)  9/19/04    Uses for various herbs. Recipes.

Examples of files on a specific herb:
angelica-msg      (20K)  9/13/04    Period use of Angelica. Recipes.
hemp-nettle-art   (17K)  2/26/05    "Two Food/Fiber/Medical plants in  
use in
                                        Eastern Europe" by Jadwiga  

For some info on dyeing, check out the TEXTILE ARTS section,  
including these files:
dyeing-msg       (176K) 12/30/04    Dyeing techniques and discussion.
dye-list-art       (9K)  2/28/00    A list of period plant dyes by  

I hope this helps.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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