Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DIY Tips & Tricks: Herbal Remedies

The season for planting has arrived! An herb garden is a great DIY project to beautify your outdoor space and bring some fresh ingredients into your kitchen.
Need some pointers? Here are some good resources for getting your garden cultivated!

~The Herb Society of America has a beginner's herb garden guide.

~How to grow an herb garden from How Stuff Works.

And to get you motivated, here is a refreshing herbal drink recipe from The New Homemaker

Pink Lavender Drink
6-8 servings

2 ½ c Water
1 ½ c Sugar
½ c Frozen or fresh, hulled strawberries
¼ c Fresh Lavender flowers chopped
2 ¼ c Fresh Lemon juice
2 ½ c Water
½ c Sugar

In a saucepan, blend 2 ½ cups water, sugar and strawberries.
Bring to boiling mark, stir to dissolve sugar.
Lower heat.
Simmer 5 minutes to extract pink from strawberries.
Remove from oven.
Stir in lavender flowers.
Cover and cool.
Strain cooled liquid into large pitcher, gently pressing juice from strawberries.
Add remaining 2 ½ cups water and lemon juice.
Stir well.
Add ½ cup of sugar.
Add ice cubes.
Garnish with lavender flowers.

If you want alcohol try to add Vodka!

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