Herb of the Month - Lavender - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Herb of the Month

I know we’ve posted a ton about lavender in the past, but we love this plant so much that we named it our August Herb of the Month.  Because of its health benefits, sweet smell, and wide array of uses, lavender has become one of the most widely used herbs in the world.  Matt and I put lavender into just about anything, and I know we aren’t alone.  Tales of lavender use and healing powers date back to the ancient Egyptians (for mummification), ancient Romans (for bathing and perfum... read more.

Herb of the Month - Holy Basil - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Herb of the Month

Since it’s prime crop season in New Jersey – and that, of course, formed the basis of the whole Mayernik Kitchen conception – Matt and I decided to begin crowning an “herb of the month” from our garden.  This year, we began growing Holy Basil – an herb most popular in India.  We have started with some seeds and have successfully sprouted about five of these plants; they took quite nicely as new members of our garden.  Since they are historically awesome and... read more.