Sunday, August 25, 2013

Herbs: A Place to Begin... Jelly

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".
 
So, the last couple of posts have been about ways to use Herbal Tea.  Have you considered making jelly with it? 
 
 
 
 
You may have noticed jelly recipes that call for fruit juice.  Well, that juice could be replaced with or combined with a strong herbal tea! 

If you would like to use my recipe for Sweet Mint Jelly click HERE.  It's a combination of lime and spearmint.  A favorite around here!  If you are interested in my recipe for Savory Mint Jelly click THERE.  We use it on smoked meats.
 
The options for combining herbs and fruit is absolutely endless.  I'd love to hear about any flavors you enjoy together!
 
Please come back each week for more simple ideas to add herbs into your everyday life.  I hope this post gives you a place to begin!
 
;-)  -Marci

16 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! My son's mother-in-law is a huge herbal tea over, I bet she would enjoy this too. Thank you for linking up to Super Sunday Sync!

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  2. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of herbed jellies. I'm going to pin this for later :)

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  3. I joined the Super Sunday Sync. I'm following you on bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/paulastewart754 and GFC PaulaM S https://plus.google.com/105275420745683943232/posts

    I have a basil jelly that my Mom gave me a few weeks ago. I am thinking about using it on a pork loin.

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  4. I joined the Super Sunday Sync. I'm following you on bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/paulastewart754 and GFC PaulaM S https://plus.google.com/105275420745683943232/posts

    I have a basil jelly that my Mom gave me a few weeks ago. I am thinking about using it on a pork loin.

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  5. My husband's a master gardener, too, but hasn't done much in the garden this year.

    I love this idea of herb jelly, much more economical than fruit jelly.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  6. I swear...next year, I'm going to try both of those recipes. I have had zero time this year for much of anything, but I love the thought of that savory on something Sam smokes!

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  7. I had no idea you could even do that!!!! Yet another reason I need to start an herb garden! Oh, just wanted to let you know I shared this post via twitter since you are our TOP commentator right now at Truly Lovely! If you remain on top I'll share a little something from your blog once a week, just to say thanks for being awesome! ;) https://twitter.com/kassarie/status/372791226518347776

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  8. I have mint everywhere, and yet I had no idea that I could do this. Thank you . . . I am so excited :)
    Your newest follwer and blogging sister, Connie :)

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  9. I will definitely be checking out your herb recipes. I have a small herb garden and love to incorporate them in our meals. I made a glass of basal and blueberry lemonade the other day that was superb! I enjoyed stopping by from AWB Sunday link-up! :)

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  10. Great flavors! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  11. I've never considered using tea to make jelly before. What a great concept.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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  12. Stopping by from Truly Lovely Yours - wish you had a pin it button... This is a great post :)

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  13. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop! Hope to see you again today!
    http://littlehomesteadonthehill.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-creative-home-garden-hop-10.html

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  14. What a great idea, I love it, pinning for future use.

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  15. This wonderful post received the most "likes" from last month's Themed Blog & Shop Hop!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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