How do we celebrate the herbs that are growing in our gardens?
By using them, of course!
You would think we wouldn’t have to remind ourselves of this, but how often do I wait until a recipe asks for a particular herb before I think to harvest and use it? Too often, I’m afraid.
Here are some ideas and inspiration for new ways to use favorite herbs:
Iced tea: Here are some recipes for fun fruit + herbal iced teas
Flavored Salt: Like this Fragrant Tuscan Herb Salt
Herb Sugar is lovely sprinkled on fruit or used to edge the glass rim of a special drink
Sugar scrub: I found many recipes online but this Calendula version looks especially beneficial for skin
Compound Butter: make your own herbal butter with these recipes