Garden Companions and Recipes

Garden Companions and Recipes


Potatoes enjoy the company of garlic chives and onions. Their antioxidant properties are enhanced with butter substitutes made from lemongrass, lemon verbena and lemon thyme. Cook 1 T of each in 1 cup of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or a vegetable oil (not canola). Simmer for 10 minutes. Cover and allow the herbs to infuse 5 more minutes off the burner. Strain and brush the vegetables for extra flavor.


Sage grows well near cabbage, kale, broccoli and Brussels’ sprouts. Flavor these vegetables with a sprinkle of fresh sage to enhance the anti-cancer properties of the cabbage family.


Rosemary grows well with many mints and herbs. It has anti-depressant, and immune enhancing qualities especially to help prevent cancer and allergies.  Combine 2 teaspoons of rosemary, 2 teaspoons of lemongrass and 1 teaspoon of marjoram and lime zest to flavor poultry. Rub it on before roasting or grilling and create a happy atmosphere for the family dinner.


Grow in Peace and enjoy every blessing.


Flowers that Heal has more information on aromatherapy and plants. 


Slice of Life Diet and Nutrition Handbook has more information on recipes and eating well.


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