July Garden Update
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Herbal Tea from the Garden
I have several plants that have been going strong all winter inside. Two of them make wonderful herbal tea – mint and lemon balm. I grab a small handful of leaves from either one and very lightly rinse them. Steep to taste and strain the leaves. I like to use the Teavana perfect tea maker.
Veggie Salad in a Cucumber Cup
Several days ago I was surfing recipe sites and pinterest-ing (is that a word?) them . I marked this one down but wasn’t sure I’d try it. Fast forward to today. I happened to have some mint that I thinned out of the garden and wasn’t sure what to do with it. This recipe was the…
Fresh Garden Salsa
Fresh salsa from the garden is one of my favorite ways to use up the summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I do wish my cilantro in the garden had made it, but for now I’ll make do with packaged. This amount of salsa is good for a small snack for 2 people. Ingredients: Tomatoes…
Eggs in a Nest
This is my version of eggs in a nest – scrambled eggs with chives and onions over a bed of lettuce and kale with fruit on the side. Yum!
Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator – Catnip
I have a good sized patch of catnip growing in my garden that’s threatening to overtake one of my pepper plants. So I decided that it was time to dry some catnip for tea. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a member of the mint family and is apparently quite entrancing to cats. I don’t have cats so I…