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Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainy days and Mondays make me cry

Rainy days and Mondays make me cry - and today we have a double whammy! A rainy Monday morning, yuck. I am not looking forward to running around in this all day, sigh.
Hope you have been over to my friend Lisa's blog. An amazing give away - drawing is today, if you hurry you may make it. http://www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com
It is that magic time of year when the garden is producing like crazy and time is short to get everything picked and stored for the winter ahead. I like to take my fresh herbs, chop them up (not too fine) put a bit in each compartment of an ice cube tray and cover with water or oil and freeze. When they are frozen, pop them into a plastic container or freezer bag and store to use as needed. Fresh garden herbs all winter long!
Don't forget to take a few of your favorite tea herbs and dry them for some yummy tea all winter long. Chamomile, peppermint, lemon verbena are just a few. Just read some tea labels for inspiration!
And it is elderberry harvest time. You know I'm going to tell you to get those dried and ready for winter. You can tincture those or make a yummy syrup or jelly with these little gems. Wonderful for warding off the flu bug.
Has everyone been celebrating Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch and Run Week? Those squash sure are plentiful.
It is Team Week for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. My family and I are looking to have the biggest team yet. Justin's Jungle Joggers has grown each year to amazing heights. My daughter is quite the recruiter and fund raiser! Visit the JDRF website to read about all their good works.
Have a great week all,
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings


Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Hello, Pat, I enjoyed your blog post. I drink herb teas quite often. I am particularly fond of chamomile and peppermint. I also use herbal tinctures, they help tremendously with common ailments. Take care!

lisa said...


Now that sounds like a fun fundraiser! I love Zucchini and would love to find one or two on my porch.

Hope your having a fantastic day despite the rain.

Take it easy out there.

oliviapaige said...

Hi Pat,

Really enjoyed your post and need to take your suggestions and get some herbs and mints prepared for the winter.

My mint plants have done so well this year. The bees and butterflies are loving the peppermint but the orange and chocolate are also attracting a lot of nectar slurping.

Almost every other day I make pineapple mint sorbet and it is so refreshing! I really miss the mint in the winter.

Olivia Paige