Wednesday, June 24, 2009

herbal infusions and artwork


I am taking advatage of all our herbs and making herbal teas. Today my infusion has rasberry leaves, lemon balm, peppermint, lavendar and rose pedals. I bring a big pot of water to a boil, cut the herbs from the garden. When the water is boiling, I pull it off the heat and add the herbs. I let it infuse for 20-30 minutes. I drink it hot when it is fresh, then put the rest in the refridgerator and drink it cold. It is very refreshing on a hot afternoon.

Liam decided he wanted to take the different scooters and make Thomas train this afternoon.

5 comments:

Audrey said...

lovely photo -- do you have recipes that you use, or does everything just go into the pot willy-nilly?

michellewaite1 said...

I have some loose recipes. They just say one part this herb or two parts that herb. The recipes suggest a smaller amount of rose pedals that the herbs.

Erika said...

It sounds very tasty, and so nice to have the cold tea on a hot day.

JanMary said...

Your herbal drinks sound delicious.

bentonflocke said...

fantastic shots!!