Oh how I love a sunflower!
Just a few pictures of the garden today, my words are few.
Some of you asked after my Tangerine Tea recipe from my last post. First, I will give you my traditional herbal summer vitamin C recipe. We eat a lot of tangerines during citrus season, I save the peels and leave them to dry to be used in tea blends. Here is one of my favorites:
Vitamin C Tea:
2 parts dried Hibiscus flowers
3 parts dried Tangerine/Orange Rind
1 part dried Rose Hips
1 Cinnamon Stick
Place ingredients in tea strainer. Place tea strainer in a heat safe container (I use a large canning jar). Heat water as you would for tea and pour into container. Let steep for 10 min. and remove tea strainer. Let cool and store covered in refrigerator for up to one week. You can add sweetener if you like.
For a really easy Tangerine tea that I have just discovered, Celestial Seasonings came out with a Tangerine Orange Zinger that makes beautiful iced tea! I haven't seen it at all the stores so, you may have to look around.
Tomatoes gone wild!
Sundry Veg and flower
If you prefer a black tea, just steep your normal blend with tangerine peels (fresh or dried) and make into iced tea!
Chooks in the garden
Volunteer Sunflower tall as the house.
Have a wonderful weekend!