It is easy to spice up your holiday on Valentine’s Day. Your love life can be improved just by going to your pantry.


Wild indigo, known for its blues, is boasting bright yellow blossoms. This full-figured herb, which shows round or globular growth, is now in flower.


“We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.” – Winston Churchill

Whether you cultivate wisdom or herbs, make sure you grow sage. Sage has been elemental in my kitchen of late: two snowstorms and many big pots of soups later, I am happy to have this culinary collaborator and mighty medicinal plant in my pantry and in my life.