SWEET DREAMS TEA

From Chris Allen September 15th, 2015 8 parts spearmint 1 part peppermint 4 parts chamomile 3 parts lemon balm 3 parts rose petals 3 parts blue corn flour.

IDEAS FOR TEA BLENDS

by Springfield Area Herb Society on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:51pm jasmine, orange peel, and sage anise, chamomile, and costmary lemon verbena and borage spearmint, elderberry, and lemon balm tansy, sage, and rosehips marjoram, anise, and lemon verbena blueberry leaf, beebalm and ginger thyme, sassafras, and straberry leaf nettle, ginger, and hysop horehound and […]

AUTUMN LEAF HERBAL TEA RECIPE

By popular demand, this is Gina Marie’s recipe for Autumn Leaf Herbal Tea – which you may have tasted at the Springfield Botanical Center Grand Opening. Ingredients: Water –  6 cups Rosemary – 2 sprigs Sage Leaf – 3 springs Ginger Root – 3 Tablespoons, chopped Cinnamon Bark – 3 pieces Apple Juice & Honey […]

LEMON-THYME SHORTBREAD COOKIES RECIPE

By: Herb Companion Magazine 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, stems removed 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract All-purpose flour, for dusting work surface Garnish 6 to 8 ounces […]

SEVEN-SPICE MIX

3/4 T. dried marjoram 3/4 T. dried thyme 3/4 T. dried savory 1/4 t. dried basil 1/4 t. dried rosemary 1/8 t. dried sage 1/8 t. fennel seeds Mix all ingredients and place in a sealed container.  Use to season chicken, vegetables, and meat.

HOLLYHOCK AND PEAR SALAD RECIPE:

Hollyhocks flowers are delicious to eat, having a light floral flavor which changes in description from person to person and plant to plant. 4 pears, cored and cut into slices (peel if preferred) 1/4 pint pear or white grape juice 8 hollyhock flowers, with their center stamens removed 4 whole hollyhock flowers for garnish Put […]

BRANDIED HONEY MUSTARD RECIPE

(get started this takes 3 days) 6 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds 3 tablespoons brandy 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup local honey 1.5 teaspoons fine sea salt Combine mustard seeds, 1/3 cup water, brandy, and vinegar in a bowl and stir well to completely submerge the seeds.  Cover and allow […]

BARBECUE SAUCE RECIPE:

(thank you to MarksDailyApple.com) Ever wonder what makes barbeque sauce so delicious? Perhaps it’s the 30 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup serving? Don’t want to give up this comfort food favorite? Then try this innovative recipe! 2 strips of thick bacon, chopped fine or 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, or chipotle powder to taste (this […]

HEINZ-LIKE KETCHUP RECIPE:

1 can tomato paste (6 oz) 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth. When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer […]

Chris’ Rock ‘N Roll Blend Tea

15 parts Yerba Mate 1 part Spearmint 1 part Peppermint 1 part Comfrey leaf 1 part Nettles leaf 1 part Raspberry leaf 1 part Mullen Leaf 1 part Catnip 1 part Dandelion leaf. Steep in very hot water for 15 minutes.  Use as stimulant. Notes on Yerba Mate:  Yerba Mate is a species of the […]