Potager/herbal recipes

BecR(zone 9 CA 19)February 8, 2006

Do you have a favorite potager/herbal recipe?

Here is one of my favs:

Lavender Lemonade:

4 cups water (divided use)

1/4 cup fresh lavender (or 2 tablespoons dried lavender leaves)

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup sugar (preferably superfine)

lemon slices (to garnish) (optional)

1 hour 10 minutes 10 mins prep

1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add the lavender; cover and steep for 1 hour.

2. Strain the lavender mixture into a 2-quart or larger pitcher. Add lemon juice, sugar and remaining 3 cups water; stir until sugar dissolves.

3. Serve in tall, ice-filled glasses, garnished with lemon slices.


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rosebush(z7 NC)

Mmmmm, thanks Becky! Sounds good.
I like to make rosemary iced tea, using fresh rosemary sprigs and some lemon verbena.

2 - 3 fresh sprigs of rosemary
6 tea bags
4 cups of boiling water
6 fresh lemon verbena leaves
sugar to taste (1/2 - 1 cup) OR honey
2 cups cold water

Steep herbs and tea bags for 10 minutes in boiling water. Strain into pitcher; stir in sugar, then cold water. Serve over ice. (You can leave the herbs in the pitcher or add fresh ones for a stronger flavor.)

    Bookmark   February 8, 2006 at 8:47AM
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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

Rosebush, I would absolutely love to make yours---just need to find some lemon verbena (I do have lemon balm---do you think this might work?). Copied your recipe down for future reference-YUM! Thanks. Anyone else with some recipes?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2006 at 1:04AM
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gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)

This is not really a recipe but when DH makes iced tea I like to take a few sprigs of chocolate mint and stick them down in the tea jugs over night.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2006 at 7:15PM
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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

Gurley, putting mint in tea sounds good, esp chocolate mint---yum! I will have to try peppermint or regular mint in my tea, as that is what I have growing. A squeeze of fresh orange in with the choc mint tea comes to mind.

Thanks for the great ideas folks! Keep 'em comin'.


    Bookmark   February 9, 2006 at 7:33PM
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