Aren’t you glad it’s almost summer?! I’m sooo looking forward to the much warmer months. This time of the yr, our herb garden is growing out of control. The sage bush needs taming and the different varieties of mint are taking over our plot. What to do w/ all these abundant goodness?!
I made an herb bouquet for our kitchen. The fresh smell of the herbs is sooo refreshingly intoxicating! Kind of an oxymoron.
Another thing that I LOVE during the spring/summer time is a super cold glass of iced tea to beat the heat. It’s better when you make it from scratch ~ w/ love. I prefer to make a ‘tea syrup’ first b/c it takes A LOT less time to cool down 2 cups of hot water than an entire pitcher. I use lemon balm, spearmint, and peppermint leaves + 1/2 cup of brown sugar (adjust for sweetness preference).
Once the syrup has cooled down, add water to dilute the syrup. The lemon balm smells like lemongrass- super clean and lemony. I had all the intentions (in the whole wide world) to add a slice of lemon into the glass but lo and behold, we ran out of lemon (sinful)!!! Imagine the vibrant color! I could have used lime, but it wouldn’t be the same! ughhh.
This iced tea is simple as pie! A must try for your summer outings!
‘Til next post, Kellie.