Sara over at Three Clever Sisters recently tagged me to participate in a “food holiday tag” menu. The rule is to share menu suggestions of a couple of dishes previously posted on your blog for an upcoming food holiday, with photos and links to the recipes. Then, you tag 10 more bloggers. I told Sara I didn’t have time to participate, but then I thought about it again and realized I had a holiday coming up. Not an official holiday, though. But I want to celebrate the end of me eliminating almost all fruit and vegetables from my menu for a couple of weeks which was due to the scary E.coli outbreak here in Germany. Thus, I picked a couple of dishes that feature (raw) fruit and vegetables. Here you go.
Posted in Baking, Cooking, Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Tagged avocado, berries, cucumber, mango, mango raspberry terrine, mint, raspberries, tomatoes, vegetable terrine, watermelon
I grow quite a lot of herbs in my backyard, and I’m proud to say that I’m kinda successful with my mint and lemon balm. Well, I think it’s not really hard to grow these herbs, but still… They are growing like crazy and I have so much of them that I don’t really know how to use everything up. Thus, I was looking for recipes that would use LOTS of mint and lemon balm, and found a syrup that sounds really delicious. It takes 2 days to make it, but the result is so yummy that it’s really worth the wait. It’s so refreshing that it’s just perfect for a warm day. I have to admit, I made five 1 pint bottles 4 weeks ago and all of them are gone now! Obviously, I did something wrong – I wanted to PRESERVE the herbs grown in my backyard ;-).
I adapted this recipe a little bit because I have Moroccan Mint in my backyard, and not peppermint and spearmint the recipe asks for, and I also increased the amount of lemon balm and mint because, well yes, I have so much of them. Without further ado, here’s my recipe: continue reading >>
As I’m so enthusiastic about the Moroccan mint’s growth in my backyard, here’s a post about one of my favorite teas: mint tea! You need: continue reading >>