When your herbs are growing so prolifically, we’ve got an awesome idea that is a heartwarming gift
A herbal bouquet! A wonderful solution to prevent waste and ensure your herbs continue to spread the love beyond your home.
A herbal bouquet is a heartwarming gift, both personal and practical, a conversation starter to encourage others to cook and try new flavours.
How do I make a herbal bouquet?
- Cut fresh herbs from the garden
- Wrap a fair amount of twine or string around the stems to tie the herbs together
- Wrap a piece of moisten fabric around the bottom of the stems to keep them fresher for longer
- Use wrapping paper, brown paper, cellophane (whatever you like) to wrap the bundle of herbs together
- Tie a ribbon around the bottom & add a card (you may like to include a recipe for the herbs…I’ve included a spring/summer idea below)
Now remember you are not a florist, so don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect… think that’s half the charm.
Card with recipe- Mint & Lime Cocktail- a refreshing spring beverage
- Steep 1 cup of mint leaves in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes (you may like to do this in a tea pot)
- Dissolve 1/2 cup of honey in the tea mix
- Remove the mint leaves
- Mix 1/2 cup lime juice (freshly juiced) into the sweetened mint tea
- Add crushed ice & garnish with mint leaves and sliced limes
Some tips for harvesting leaves and stems:
- Always cut the sprigs and not the individual leaves. Otherwise you will end up with a naked plant with no new growth… a very sad plant
- With your woody friends, like rosemary and sage, try to avoid cutting the woody stems as they may take a very long time to come back