March can be a harsh time for Apis mellifera, the honeybee. Honey stores may be depleted or nearly so, and the vacillating temperatures may interrupt or delay the pattern of many flowering trees and herbs. As the daylight hours begin to lengthen, the queen ratchets up her egg laying activity, forcing workers to forage for […]
What do you do with all those evasive mint leaves? Why, make extract of course!
This summer, I planted some chocolate mint in my garden. I love the smell of fresh mint, and chocolate mint is one of my favorite flavored mint varieties. If you’re not aware, mint grows quickly and loves to spread. I placed my mint in containers to help keep it from taking over my garden. Still, […]
A great way to use some chocolate mint that grows very quickly!
Is there anything more refreshing than a cool summer limeade or lemonade? And this version uses fresh mint, which you can easily grow straight out of your garden!
I really liked this recipe because it added the great minty flavor in with the sweet of the plums. It’s gorgeous, deep, and a fabulous mix of flavors. The cinnamon adds warmth. Here’s how I made it: