By Contributing Author: Sharon A. See
There are so many wonderful fresh herbs waiting for you at the market. I picked a few of my must have herbs to share with you. In addition to adding fresh flavor to your favorite dishes, you can drink some of these herbs too. I’ve included some recipes for making herbal teas and for adding these herbs to enhance the flavor of your favorite tea or beverages.
Pesto is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about basil, right? But have you ever thought about drinking your basil? You can create a variety of refreshing summer drinks with basil. Here’s a recipe for basil tea that’s great hot or cold. You can even use this recipe as a base and mix it your favorite black or green tea over ice with a wedge of lemon or lime. It’s very tasty and refreshing on a hot day. Or, you can add basil to fruit infused water for a refreshing summer drink.
The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.