Showing posts with label gardens. Show all posts
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Monday, September 09, 2013

easy cold tea infusions and herb gardens


When heading to the studio or out for the day I find it is so crazy easy to take a couple tea bags, fresh herbs, organic sugar, water and ice into a straight sided wide mouth mason jar and have a refreshing cold infusion of herbs and tea.
1. Celestial Seasonings peach tea, sliced ginger root, orange mint, sage, lavender  2. black tea & orange mint  3. Celestial Seasonings Blueberry, lavender and thyme
Stainless steel straws are pretty terrific, being perfect on a hot day, retaining all that cool iciness on your lips :) These mason jars fit in cup holders for on the go enjoyment just watch your teeth when driving tee hee :P
a few herbs, thyme, sweet marjoram and rosemary, kept close for easy snipping
parsley, tarragon, sage, lavender and thyme at the ready
More are in the back garden off of the kitchen for teas, cooking and bouquet making as well as an orange mint patch off the front stoop when creating a fusion.  I have used mints in drinks forever such as orange mint or apple mint crushed in with drink mixes for a picnic or just walking by the blue balsam mint grabbing a leaf to chew while heading to meet with a client in the studio.  My daughters/guests absolutely love apple mint crushed in with a good lemonade mix for a very tasty pitcher.  There are still patches of spearmint, peppermint, blue balsam, orange, apple and pineapple mints coming up here and there left from when I had an herb shoppe back in the 90's.  Lemon balm surrounds the front porch as well as the studio for brushing passed those fragrant path herbs and Rugosa roses line the old hemlock fence facing Church Street adding fragrance and beauty to the space.
Rugosa roses have fairly large fruit or hips to make jellies and are very fragrant along the hemlock fence

instagram catches from the Spring

off the back porch toward studio

getting started

chives and lemon balm border
what would you put in your cold infusion?

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