If you need a gift in a hurry, even just to bring to a party, here’s an idea if you grew some herbs this year.
From the classic rum, mint and lime mojito to more elaborate concoctions made with various fruits, here are your top spots in Philly to enjoy this warm-weather favorite.
The New Year begins with hope for health and good fortune – and often a hangover or bellyache from overindulging at holiday parties. For centuries, people have found relief in herbal remedies from the garden.
Instead of just freezing herbs, blend them first for tasty combinations you can use later in sauces or to flavor drinks.
All summer long, most gardeners stop herbs from flowering by pinching off the tips but, by September, I relent and let my herbs produce pretty little flowers.
Freezing herbs is faster than drying them and they taste fresher. Try it now and you’ll have herbs at your fingertips come winter.
Herbs are a pretty and practical filler for pots. Low growers like oregano and thyme spill over the sides in a lovely way; while higher herbs like basil, mint and rosemary add some structure as taller companions to flowers.
Congress ordered the Mint, in 2005, to make four different dollar coins a year, each honoring a different president, until 2016. A handful of collectors seemed to be just about the only people interested in them.
A smaller sort of Monarda is called ‘Grand Parade,’ which grows about 18 inches high and true to its name is flowering to beat the band.
Planting a pot of herbs makes it easier to recreate all kinds of favorite flavors and recipes, since fresh herbs are often best scattered on food as it comes off the grill.
by KYW’s Phran Novelli – And now, by popular request: my mojito recipe! Seriously, people ask me for it all the time, because it’s super simple. And while it’s much less impressive than hand-muddling mint […]