Kitchen & Garden

a herbal bouquet, what a heartwarming gift

When your herbs are growing so prolifically, we’ve got an awesome idea that is a heartwarming gift

a sunny day to spend in the garden

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.

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How do I make a herbal bouquet?

  1. Cut fresh herbs from the garden
  2. Wrap a fair amount of twine or  string around the stems to tie the herbs together
  3. Wrap a piece of moisten fabric around the bottom of the stems to keep them fresher for longer
  4. Use wrapping paper, brown paper, cellophane (whatever you like) to wrap the bundle of herbs together
  5. 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

  1. 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)
  2. Dissolve 1/2 cup of honey in the tea mix
  3. Remove the mint leaves
  4. Mix 1/2 cup lime juice (freshly juiced) into  the sweetened mint tea
  5. Add crushed ice & garnish with mint leaves and sliced limes
A refreshing spring beverage
A refreshing spring beverage

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

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