The temperature outside is climbing, and I’m in my kitchen, experimenting with a variety of cool and quenching cold beverages. I have a ton of lemon thyme and mint in my garden, and lots of lemons, so voila – it’s a minty, thymey Arnold Palmer! Follow the same general directions for making lemon balm andContinue reading “Calm and Cool: It’s an Herbal Arnold Palmer!”
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A ‘thymely’ twist to lemonade
Brightly fragrant lemon thyme carpets the side of my garden in summer and, given its historic use as a treatment for and against respiratory ailments, may be a timely additive to my favorite lemonade (see recipe for soothing lemon balm lemonade in previous blog post). A passage from ‘A Modern Herbal’, by Mrs. M. Grieve,Continue reading “A ‘thymely’ twist to lemonade”
Need a Soothing Cold Beverage? Try Calm and Cooling Lemon Balm Lemonade!
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has been used for centuries for calming the nervous system. It can be used as a tea, tincture, in capsules, added to fruit salads, or as in this case, as a wonderful, refreshing, and flavorful additive to lemonade. Lemon balm is really easy to grow at home in your garden orContinue reading “Need a Soothing Cold Beverage? Try Calm and Cooling Lemon Balm Lemonade!”