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Food Tag

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.

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Lemon & Lime Syrup with Mint and Lemon Balm

Lemon Syrup with Mint and Lemon Balm

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 >>

Mint Tea

Mint Tea 1

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 >>