|Drying Chamomile for Tea|
This past week I've also been drying lavender and chamomile on the countertop to stock my tea supply.
|Drying Lavender from our garden|
|Drying German Chamomile|
And the ice cream maker's been churning as I prepared for my Herbal Ice Cream/Baking with Herbs class earlier this week. Included in the recipes were Lavender Ice Cream and Lemon Balm-Mint Sorbet.
|Steeping Lavender in Half and Half for Ice Cream|
|Mmm, Rich and Creamy!|
Though most of my fruits have been stolen by the critters thus far, I'm confident that I will get a great blackberry harvest this year. These berries are quickly ripening and Vera and I shared the first couple of berries yesterday. I also found one lone apple on the Duchess of Oldenburg heirloom tree over the weekend. I greedily plucked it off, though I don't think it was quite ripe. I suppose it was an attempt to say "MINE!" to the squirrels and chipmunks.
|First Blackberries--almost ripe|
Stay tuned for more recipes this week/weekend.