Wednesday, May 02, 2012

HerbLIST Swap

Last week I enjoyed a quiet day creating recipes and product for an "herb swap" with some of the members of TEH online chat group. Although I did a lot of measuring and packaging, it was a soothing and relaxing process. The fragrance of fresh herbs is such a delight! My packages have been sent off and several of those sent to me in exchange have arrived (I will share a picture when they are all here). I made enough of everything so that I could have some for home use as well. It's been much fun to use the bath tea, to make seed crackers, and to use my seasoning packets when I make dinner. It's amazing how flavorful fresh, dried herbs are as compared to ones that have been sitting in a jar for awhile. Like black tea, fresh herbs that haven't been pulverized seem to retain their full flavor better than powered herbs that sprinkle out of a bottle. Here's a sample of some of the recipes and products I made last week:

* Lavender Relaxation Foot Soak
* Lavender Oatmeal Tranquility Foot Bath

* Rosemary Chamomile Bath Tea
* Golden Meadow Tisane

* Herbal Splendor Bath Tea
* Lavender Sugar

* Rosy Meadow Tisane
* Mary's Lavender Black Tea

* Rosemary Sea Salt
* Lavender Sea Salt

* Herb d' Provence
* Italian Seasoning

* Seed Cracker Recipes and packets of seeds
* Walla Walla Sweet Onion Jelly

I hope the recipients of my packages enjoy the contents they contain. They were packed with love and well wishes!


  1. Wow! Everything sounds amazing. Do you know how difficult it is to find Italian Seasoning here? I made vege soup tonight and Italian Seasoning just gives it that extra something that is oh so good. :) Glad to hear the dishcloths are coming along. I haven't had time to crochet in over a week now. Almost the weekend again, so hopefully will have some down time. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. You are one very clever lady - a knowledge of herbs is wonderful!

  3. Hello La Tea Dah....Sounds like great fun. Thanks for sharing. Susan


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