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Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you are all enjoying a day off from work as we unofficially say goodbye to summer. In keeping with last week’s theme, I am still trying to get through the abundance that is my summer garden harvest. 794 more words

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Lemongrass Herbal Tea from the Garden

Right now I am obsessed with an herbal tea blend that comes straight from  my garden. After tasting lemongrass tea with a friend, I decided I needed to plant my own lemongrass plant so that I could make the tea whenever I wanted. 199 more words

Lemony Lemon Verbena Muffins

According to one of my most treasured books, ´Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History´, lemon verbena was used to make scent, which I imagine was dabbed on the handkerchiefs of senoritas to disguise the stink of Spanish streets of the 1700´s. 366 more words

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How are the oils extracted?

There are several methods of extraction Distillation, Enfleurage, Maceration, and expression.

Distillation is the extraction of the essence by steaming, it is the most popular method in use today. 347 more words

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Allotment Adventures: The Herb Bed

This year was not a great year for rhubarb or gooseberries. The garlic and onions weren’t brilliant and the blackcurrant and broad beans got blackfly. So it would be easy to be disheartened. 246 more words

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Where do essential oils come from?

Pure essential oils are oils are obtained from the bark, roots, stalks, leaves, flowers, and resins of trees and plants. Initially, humans would have only chewed the medicinal plant life to gain wellness. 93 more words

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Healing Herbs ~ Lemon Verbena

This is one of my favorite herbs in the garden. Although it is trickier to grow in colder climates, this herb is well worth a try if only for its spellbinding lemon-scent. 908 more words

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