Tags » Lemon Verbena

Spare 10 minutes? Try...Taking cuttings

It’s well worth finding a few minutes this weekend to take some cuttings from your favourite plants. It’s an easy job to do and you’ll have new plants for family, friends or to boost your own garden stocks in no time. 372 more words

late summer pickings

Chicory – bitter but delicious in salads with the sweetness of pears and walnuts in a honey and mustard dressing.

Borlotto bean Lingua di Fuoco… 38 more words


Warming Carrot and Parsnip Soup

In Hungary we say ‘it has become my blood’ after a meal or a drink we really enjoyed. It means the food has immediately invigorated us and brought us back to life. 791 more words

Culinary Adventures

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


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


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