A Virtual Afternoon Tea – More Fresh Herbs

A Virtual Afternoon Tea – More Fresh Herbs

As the weather is turning cooler by the day in Southern Ontario, I am getting ready to clear annuals and weeds, prune perennials, and mulch the garden beds, in preparation for the winter months.  I am also harvesting as much of my herbs as I can, because even the perennials will eventually shed all their tops and go dormant.  I will share my techniques for preserving herbs in another post soon, but for this one, it was time to prep some tea and treats ... click on title for more

Herbal Infusions – An Ancient and Contemporary Tradition

Herbal Infusions – An Ancient and Contemporary Tradition

The picture above features a chamomile and pot marigold infusion and a sweet snack. The herbal ingredients in my infusion are not native to Mexico, but there is an ancient tradition of herbal preparations in the country, and nowadays, all kinds of teas (true and herbal) are available and well established in the Mexican pantry … click on title for more