Saffron Threads

Saffron – Crocus Sativus – Spanish Saffron

  Saffron is the stigma of the crocus flower, which originally came from Asia Minor.  Saffron is called “zafran” in Spanish.   Today almost three-quarters of the world’s production of saffron … Continued

Sage - Salvia Officinalis

Sage – Salvia Officinalis

  Sage is a Wonderful Addition to Your Kitchen Herb Garden Sage – Salvia Officinalis has a long and glorious past.  Throughout history, sage has had more to do with … Continued



    Shiso – Perilla – Kemangi – Beefsteak Leaf Shiso is an herb better known in Asia than the United States.  It is a member of the mint family … Continued

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto with Almonds Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Almonds is a very flavorful twist on basil pesto.  Great to use on pizza, vegetable tarts, pasta, sandwiches, in omelets, or add to Italian-style soups. There … Continued

Herbal Teas

Tea and Health – Exploring Herbal Teas and Infusions

Tea Travels!™…Tea and Health – Exploring Herbal Teas and Infusions Article and Photos by Ellen Easton ©2020  – All Rights Reserved Check out more of Ellen Easton’s Tea Travels™ articles and recipes. … Continued


Thyme – Thymus Vulgaris

According to legend, any place where thyme grows wild is a place blessed by the fairies Thyme (pronounced “time”) is a Mediterranean native of the mint family, it is one … Continued

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad Recipe

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad is a great recipe to use your fabulous vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh homemade salsa.  This is a great, simple summer pasta salad, with a nice light … Continued

Verjus in a tall glass bottle in front of grapes on the wine

Verjus – Verjuice

  Verjus – The “Wine Friendly” Condiment   Verjus (pronounced vair-ZHOO), sometimes spelled verjuice, is a French term that when translated into English mean “green juice.”  It is a medieval … Continued

What is Ancho Powder

Questions and Answers – What is Ancho Powder   Question: Linda, I have a recipe that calls for ancho powder.  Can you tell what this is?   I can’t seem to … Continued

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate

  Yerba Mate  – The Drink of the Gods By Ellen Easton and Reva Paul ©2007 – All Rights Reserved   Check out more of Ellen Easton’s Tea Travels™ articles … Continued