Friday, May 10, 2013

Herbs: A Place to Begin... Coffee

Being part of our county's Master Gardener Speakers Guild is a lot of fun. My program is titled "Herbs: A Place to Begin".   It is for anyone who might be curious about growing herbs or is just beginning to use them. I give simple advice for ways to incorporate tasty herbs into your every day life. After such a sweet reception to my presentation, I will be adding regular posts about herbs.
Watch for the ones titled "A Place to Begin".

How do you begin your day?  I like coffee!  Do you know that many herbs are delicious with coffee?  You can add a sprig or two to your mug and pour the hot coffee over it.  Another option is adding a handful of herbs to your coffee maker's basket along with the coffee. 

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As it brews, a delicious infusion occurs.  This happens to be chocolate mint, my favorite herb for coffee.  Just about any member of the mint family is scrumptious!

So, how do you like your coffee?  Do you add herbs?  What is your favorite? 

Check out my RECIPES page for more simple ways to use herbs.

I hope this gives you...  A Place to Begin!

;-)  -Marci


  1. What a fantastic idea!!! You are so clever!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'll do just that... check your recipes for other herbs to make great coffee for my hubby! Thank you!

  3. What an excellent idea! I have some spearmint - do you think it would taste good with coffee?

    1. I love it, but just because I like spearmint in coffee doesn't mean you will like spearmint in coffee. My suggestion is to put a small sprig in a cup and pour a little coffee over it. See what you think before making a whole pot. -Marci

  4. Love this idea!!! I just use my mint for tea using a metal tea ball. But I do love my coffee too and I have NEVER thought of or heard this. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Well that is certainly a new idea on me! Chocolate mint sounds yummy in coffee!

  6. Awesome idea! I have chocolate mint and also orange mint growing in my garden....I'm off to pick some now. Loved this post! Thanks for linking up at the From the Farm Blog Hop.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  7. I've added cinnamon to my brewing basket (love cinnamon coffee!), but I never thought to add herbs. I think it's experiment time!

  8. I've added cinnamon to my brewing basket (love cinnamon coffee!), but I never thought to add herbs. I think it's experiment time!

  9. I don't drink coffee but that is pretty cool!! Thanks, Linda

  10. I just love this idea! and chocolate mint would be perfect- will be trying tomorrow with my morning cup! :)

  11. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  12. What a great idea! Tea and coffee. I will be trying this.

    Have a very blessed day.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  13. Why have I not done this? Thanks for the inspiration. I'm headed to the garden to pick out my flavor for tomorrow morning!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  14. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I do love mint. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. Have a funtastic week!

    Fluster Buster

  15. I add cinnamon, but I've never added herbs. I think I need to try!


  16. Clever idea! Now if only their was a hazelnut herb, my very favorite, to add to my pot!

  17. Good morning! I love this idea. YOU have been featured at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

  18. I never thought of doing this. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  19. Hey, Marci, featured and PINNED! Linda

  20. Oh what a great idea! I hadn't thought of doing that! I have so much mint and I bet it would be a nice way to perk up my morning coffee. Thank you. I'm definitely pinning this to share it with others. Thank you ☺️

  21. Brilliant! I never thought of that! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Dishing It & Digging It! Looking forward to seeing you each week!

  22. This is a fantastic day and one I've never thought of. Thanks for the tip and for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story!

  23. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!


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