Fresh Herb Cheesecake Recipe

Add fresh flavor from your herb garden to a cheesecake for a unique and natural alternative.

From "Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs"

  • Cheesecake originated in Greece and is thought to have been served at some of the early Olympic games. Though the original, ancient recipe can only be guessed at, the basic ingredients are assumed to be cheese, honey, and flour.
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  • “Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs,” edited by Katherine K. Schlosser, pulls from the knowledge of some of America’s top herb enthusiasts, using recipes and insight provided by members of The Herb Society of America.
    Cover courtesy of Louisiana University State Press

Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs (Louisiana State University Press, 2009) edited by Katherine K. Schlosser is a compilation of herb profiles, recipes, uses, and histories by The Herb Society of America (HAS). Including plant origins, growing suggestions, succinct descriptions, and hand-drawn representations of the herbs, Schlosser’s collection is an effective aid to any herb enthusiast hoping to make the most out of their garden. Schlosser is a long-time member of HSA and the editor of Wild Flower, a journal produced by the North Carolina Native Plant Society. This excerpt shares a recipe by HSA member Mary Nell Jackson.

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