Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yummy garden drinks

We have been experimenting with some of the herbs from the garden. I recently made some really good "lemonade."

2 Lemons washed, and squeezed into a pan. Put the rinds in too.
25 leaves of lemon balm (can use lemon verbena too)
2 cups of sugar (My family doesn't eat a lot of sugar, I think we could use less)
4 cups of water

Boil for 5 minutes. Strain into a gallon jar, fill with water and put in the fridge.

Very yummy and so inexpensive!

I also tried this with an orange, and leaves of pineapple sage. It was a bit watery. I may try to add some tea bags next time.

Do any of you have any ideas of ways to use lemon balm, pineapple sage, or cinnamon basil?


  1. That sound so yummy! Especially in the 100 degree heat we are having down here in Texas.

    I posted house pictures for you on my blog....as promised. :) Lisa~

  2. I'm gonna try that. I'll use honey for sweetener. Using the lemon balm will decrease the cost by reducing the # of lemons required. Great idea. My cowpokes LOVE lemonade.