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Monday, August 30, 2010

Lovin the Lovage



A few weeks ago, I gave our Lovage plant a really good trimming prior to moving it into the new bed by the Greenhouse....



trimmed the leaves from the stalk

and set them on a cookie sheet out of the way.

A couple times a day, I would give the leaves a good stir with my fingers....



A few days later, they were nice and dry to the touch....




Just using my fingers, I crumpled the leaves well....

and since they were definitely already dry...



I transferred them into a mason jar, labelled it and put them in the cupboard.

We'll use the lovage all winter long, adding it to stews and soups...

It has a wonderful but strong celery taste. We LOVE it!


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5 comments:

Aunt Krissy said...

I bet it smells good.

umbrellalady said...

I grew lovage at my last house - it does smell wonderful and the plants were very attractive.

The Mom said...

It's amazing how much it shrinks!

Kellie said...

Never heard of it. Sounds like it would make a good addition to soups though.

Annie said...

Not only does it smell wonderful, it tastes wonderful too!

Mom, you are right! Herbs shrink a LOT once they are dried....just means we have to pick lots and lots fresh in order to have enuf dried to use over winter.