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What Time Is It? It's...Radio Thyme: Using Herbs for Food & MedicineJoin us at the station-
519 B North Bullard Street / Beautiful Downtown Silver City / corner of 6th
to fuel the launch of our new cookbook on

Thursday / 12 November 2015 / 4-7pm

These fantastic recipes are the contributions of our listeners and several of these culinary enthusiasts and GMCR / KURU supporters will prepare and present their dishes for your enjoyment!  Bellissimo!

Radio Thyme is the successor to our initial  – and successful! – and delicious! – offering,
Cookin’ with the Radio with a focus on the virtues of both culinary & medicinal herbs.  It’s the perfect way to support GMCR / KURU and whittle down that holiday gift list, pronto!  Pick up your copy (ies!) fresh hot from the printer at the launch party.  $15 or 2/$25  Such a deal!  Can’t make it?  Then get yours any time at the Silver City Food Coop.

Let Radio Thyme be your guide and companion in using culinary and medicinal herbs to whip up tasty, health-promoting meals and herbal remedies.  Questions?  Send an email to for more info.

And before we go any further, let us express our profound thanks to Town & Country Garden Club for their support in defraying the printing costs along with our other sponsors…

  • Bear Creek Herbs
  • Marty Eberhardt
  • Fiddling Friends
  • Gila Valley Library
  • Gone Fishin’ Farm
  • Marion & Jamie Newton
  • Single Socks
  • Jill Steidl
  • The Volunteer Center
  • & not least… Anony Mouse!  Our Super Hero!

Welcome to our web page, devoted to using herbs for food and medicine. It’s an extension of our recently published Radio Thyme! cookbook and includes additional info plus more recipes and information about herbs that didn’t fit into the print version.

This cookbook is about using culinary and medicinal herbs to whip up tasty, health-promoting meals and herbal remedies.  The recipes were contributed by over 30 GMCR / KURU listeners and include Rosemary Salmon, Vanilla Extract, Pickled Garlic, Mint Chutney, Lavender Truffles, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Berry Lemon Verbena Gel (divine!).  Medicinal herb recipes include herbs for stress, travel, kids, the cat.  For the sick we present a multitude of teas, how to apply a mustard plaster and making chocolate mint lip balm.

Introduction to Radio Thyme: Using Herbs for Food and Medicine

The cookbook is for people who would like to use herbs on a daily basis as a source of nutrition and to strengthen their health – not just for illness.  Many culinary herbs not only enhance food flavor but also contain constituents that are antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal.  By incorporating a tiny bit of these into food each day, one’s immune system is strengthened, resulting in fewer illnesses.  Oregano is a good example.

Herbs can also have a “tonic” effect and help body systems work better, help organs “do their job better”.  The effect often then continues after the herb has been discontinued. This phenomenon cannot be explained with scientific studies but can be experienced if you are willing to educate yourself a bit on using herbs, locate a source of good quality herbs, consult an herbalist when necessary, and then be able to develop an awareness of your  body and what’s going on within it. To take charge of one’s own health in this way is empowering.

In the olde days, folks picked herbs and used them for food and medicine when popular medicine of the day was not available to them due to their class status. These days, more people are learning to do this again.  We hope you will be inspired by this little book.

May the power of the herbs be with you!

Monica Rude / co-editor
Gila New Mexico 2015

Special thanks to everyone who contributed recipes: Joanie Connors, Ken Keppeler, Jeanie McLerie, Azima Lila Forest, Elizabeth Foster, Margaret Hadderman, Pam Conroy, Veronique De Jaegher, Terry Song, Frances Trotta, Sandy Hicks, Nora Fiedler, Susan Van Auken, PJ Robowski, Martha Everett, Sachiko Mori, September Opal, Marion Newton, Jon Phipps, Maria Dahlbredine, Cheryl Howard, Kristin Harned, Lyna Weinfurtner, Michael Cottingham, Carolyn Smith, Karen Weller-Watson, Juliet Blankespoor, Mary Burton Riseley, M Macpherson, & Monica Rude.

Special thanks to our young artists
Kai Casler, Colin Casler, Minnie Metcalf, as well as our mature (?) artist, Ken Keppeler, who also serves as Chief Humorist.  Photographic thanks to Bea McGinnis and Joanie ConnorsMimi Kamp is much appreciated for the herbal line drawings.

Special thanks to cover illustrator Joe Kellerman aka The Freak / and to interior designer and page compositor Sarah Johnson.

And GIANT Thanks to Kyle Johnson for keeping us on-the-air 24/7, which translates to All the Thyme…

Apologies for omitting credit for the Lavender Ice Cream recipe on page 72 of Radio Thyme.  that honor goes to Recipes from a French Herb Garden by Geraldene Holt and published by Simon and Schuster in 1989.

Here are some More Recipes using herbs that didn’t make it into the cookbook…

  • Quince Butter
  • Yogurt Roasted Cauliflower

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