Good Evening my dears..
Hope you all had a great weekend..
It turned into a lovely Monday here in New Brunswick..
This afternoon I decided I needed to do a little herbal work..
My lovage is at least 4 feet high...
As you can see it has taken over half of this raised bed..
You can google all of the wonderful things about lovage..
All I know is that it is one of my favorite herbs..
I had made an experimental bottle of pickled lovage a few weeks ago and I must confess that I ate the whole bottle by myself..
Not something that Terry wanted to give his opinion on..
Oh well.. I loved them..
So different from most pickles...
All I did was to cut them up and wash them..
Then I made of brine of ...
6 cups of water
2 cups of white vinegar
1/3 cup of coarse salt..
* actually, I used lovage salt that I had made last Spring and still had some left..
Bring to a boil ..
Add 1/2 tsp. of red peppercorns and 1 bay leaf to each bottle.... Cover with brine..
I ended up with this much...
Then I tied the leaves up and will dry out and use for my soup herb bags that I made HERE
Once it is dried really well then I will stuff the leaves into a mason jar to use in salads and such..
It has a lovely celery and cardamon flavor..
You can also make vinegar like I made HERE..
The chives are all in bloom and ready to make vinegars and dressing like HERE...
I thought I would show you a neat wee thing I bought the other day..
A little battery light that goes in water in your vase of flowers..
Thank you sweet ladies for your lovely visit..
We did not get to the cottage yet..
Several things came up but we do plan to get there this week..
Just leave me a note so I know you dropped by..
Love hearing from you...
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