Using everything in your garden at the right time, in an exciting way, is always a challenge. That’s why I’m enjoying this new book by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, owners of the landscape design firm Homestead Design Collective in San Francisco. Called “Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants”, the book has a plethora of ideas for using what’s in your garden—or even backyard—throughout the year. There are projects for fragrances, floral arrangements, beauty products, and even cocktails. It’s really useful.
I especially love this recipe for dried feverfew tea bundles with rosemary and mint. Not only are the bundles beautiful while drying, but you can never have too much dried herbal tea in the house! Feverfew is packed with vitamin A and C as well as iron and niacin. As the name suggests, it can be used to relieve fevers. It also helps dull headaches and calm anxiety. Rosemary and mint, meanwhile, add that refreshing, cooling flavor you want in a warm-weather tea. You could easily ice this recipe on an especially hot day, too. XXJKE
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