Tag Archives: lemon verbena

tea bags and loose tea

Tea Time

My tea drawer selection ranges from the ordinary to extraordinary. Full disclosure: we reach for the ordinary way more than the extraordinary.

Flavoring Sugars and Salts with Herbs

My first try with this new technique was ten lavender buds on a microwave-safe plate for five minutes on high—yeah, that was too much time. The kitchen smelled of burnt/fried greens, kinda like Barbie being roasted in a campfire.

Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

Recently, my newly planted lemon verbena plants were “flourishing” almost too much. There were stalks shooting out in every direction, and the whole thing looked a bit unruly. So, I decided give my plants a little trim (no blow-out needed). I simply snipped the stalks at exactly the same height throughout each plant, leaving me with a bundle of lemon verbena leaves that smelled so delicious,

Summer Garden Walk

A quick stroll through my garden — this summer we are enjoying many varieties of tomatoes, stone fruit, herbs and greens, and anxiously awaiting arrival of eggplant, corn, yellow heirloom bell peppers and more! Editing and Motion Graphics by Matt Walla.