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I had forgotten that this has its own listing, but it’s too much effort to backtrack all the chance-combos and re-categorize. It’s just been a “too much” day all around, Charlie Brown. Sigh. Slump.

However, the bright spot was the evening’s steep-speriment: equal parts red raspberry leaf and dried lemon verbena, courtesy of the horticulturally talented k s. Left to steep easily 20 minutes, partly to wring all the herbal goodness out of the raspberry, and partly because it is just too wicked hot today to drink anything warmer than tepid, so I just let it cool in the cup. Perfect pairing. The lemon out-lemoned the strong leafiness of the raspberry leaf and made a nice little evening tisane.

K S

No Terri has skills. My wife and I put it in a pot. IF the sun shines and IF it rains we get growing plants. Last year everything just died.

Terri HarpLady

Last year everything died at my house too. It was just too damn hot last year. I’m enjoying this year much better. :)
I used to drink LOTS of Red Raspberry leaf. Such a great herb for women, especially women of child bearing age. I’m grateful to be considerably past that age, & so, even though I have raspberries growing, I haven’t drank the leaf for years. Maybe I should try mixing some with some of my lemon verbena…hmmm…

We were doing some serious weeding in the garden today, & somehow the lemon balm has found it’s way clear across the yard from where it’s suppose to be. Drew was smelling it, wondering aloud if it could be made into a pesto. I told him I didn’t see why not (although we have plenty of basil…), & sure enough, there are recipes online!

Sil

hmmm raspberry leaf, eh? hmmm

Lynxiebrat

Mmm I’m crazy about pesto! Unfortunately, My Dad hates it so I can’t make much with it.

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K S

No Terri has skills. My wife and I put it in a pot. IF the sun shines and IF it rains we get growing plants. Last year everything just died.

Terri HarpLady

Last year everything died at my house too. It was just too damn hot last year. I’m enjoying this year much better. :)
I used to drink LOTS of Red Raspberry leaf. Such a great herb for women, especially women of child bearing age. I’m grateful to be considerably past that age, & so, even though I have raspberries growing, I haven’t drank the leaf for years. Maybe I should try mixing some with some of my lemon verbena…hmmm…

We were doing some serious weeding in the garden today, & somehow the lemon balm has found it’s way clear across the yard from where it’s suppose to be. Drew was smelling it, wondering aloud if it could be made into a pesto. I told him I didn’t see why not (although we have plenty of basil…), & sure enough, there are recipes online!

Sil

hmmm raspberry leaf, eh? hmmm

Lynxiebrat

Mmm I’m crazy about pesto! Unfortunately, My Dad hates it so I can’t make much with it.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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