Herbs Ahead of the Season
When summer starts coming to an end, it's nice to know there are seasonal ingredients on hand to last through the dark and dreary months.
Here is a peek at (some of) this years harvest.
The roses are from the 2018 harvest (in Bulgaria) and were purchased to ensure I have enough on hand for oil infusions, tinctures and glycerites.
The dandelion blossoms were picked and dried in May (read more about that process right here)
The lavender is a gift from a lovely friend who hand picked and delivered a bucket full of beautiful plants. Some bouquets were hung to dry (the heat wave this mid-summer helped dry them quickly) and some were processed for immediate use.
I keep my dried herbs in paper bags or cellophane bags like the ones you see above.