Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Volunteer coriander is taking over my garden! This year I let it all go, then harvested the tiny flowers to make Coriander Flower Liqueur.
Thyme flower liqueur is traditional to the south of France, where it is served as a digestif and also used to relieve sore throats and congested coughs. It can be sipped neat, on the rocks, or used in cocktails and desserts.
How to make super simple Herb Garden Vodka that tastes a bit like those expensive herbal drinks you can buy in Italy and Spain.
My sage bushes are in full leaf and bloom right now - a great bee attractor - but what else is sage good for? That's right! Infusions of both the oil and the alcoholic kind.
The herbs in my garden are growing like crazy this year, especially my rosemary and mint plants, so I thought it might be fun to experiment with herbal infusions....
A simple infusion of late summer peaches and basil. The flavors complement each other nicely. This is a great way to extend two wonderful summer flavors a few months longer.
Home made elixers and cordials are always crowd pleasers, this rosemary and mint melange is no exception. Very appetizery -- good prelude to a delicous feast.