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”

Sometimes, the sauce makes the meal!

A simple meal can be always be turned into something fabulous with just a simple sauce. For example, take this lovely green drizzle that I made with a giant bunch of¬†#dill from the¬†Prescott Farmers Market, fresh lemon juice, a small clove of garlic, olive oil and a little salt. This was SO yummy, we wantedContinue reading “Sometimes, the sauce makes the meal!”

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!”