Friday, August 20, 2010

Fragrant herbs...

... are scenting my kitchen.

I've been gathering culinary herbs from the garden and hanging them to dry: sweet basil, sage, and sweet marjoram. As they've passed through my kitchen in the process, they've left behind their wonderful aromas.

And I have some other herbs drying in a barely-warm oven. These are medicinal herbs, but just as fragrant: tulsi (holy basil) and chamomile.

And I've begun the maceration process on two herbal tinctures, one fragrant, the other not: lavender (Provence) and plantain.

There are wonderful scents wafting around my kitchen, so sad they'll soon fade.


Lyn said...

What a good idea to dry some herbs for those cold winter days ahead. When you use them they will add a little sunshine to your day!

ICQB said...

Hi Lyn!

I agree, that's the magic of a garden - you can still enjoy it on those cold winter days : - )