Barbara Storz

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GARDEN VIEW: Herbal teas: refreshing and tasty

Herb gardens are in their glory right now in the Rio Grande Valley, especially those herbs that thrive in tropical and subtropical regions, like...

Garden View: Companion Planting

At this time, with so many people working together, and apart, to overcome challenges brought on by the coronavirus, I am inspired to introduce...

Cabbage is among nature’s super foods to fight disease

Cabbage and its family relatives are on the list of “super foods” that support our health in many ways. A recent study about cabbage and...

Spinach: Easy to grow, nutritious in many ways

At this time of year, a drive through farming areas of the Rio Grande Valley offers proof that greens are important crops to area...

Garden View: McAllen farmers market offers variety of produce and goods

The Growing Growers Farmers Market, located in McAllen’s Firemen’s Park, is celebrating its 12th birthday today. That may not seem very long ago, but I...

Garden View: Array of ways to make heart-healthy eating choices

February is National Heart Health month, and filling our plates with naturally, colorful vegetables is important for heart health. Having an array of colorful...

Garden View: The deal with dill

Dill, Anethum graveolens, is an ancient herb that historically, has been used as a culinary herb and an important medicinal herb in several cultures. Dill began in...

Garden View: Stop, smell and make roses into medicinal tea

For centuries, rose petals have been used in making medicinal teas. As we celebrate January as National Tea Month, I thought it would be interesting...

Garden View: Louisiana wormwood, or Estafiate, has antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory properties

Artemisia ludoviciana is known as Louisiana wormwood or Louisiana sagewort, and to Spanish speakers, it is known as Estafiate. This common herb is actually...

Garden View: Power of papaya

Papaya, Carica papaya, is native to southern Mexico and Central America. The Spanish introduced papaya to southern Asia and from there it has spread...