Cool off & refresh with Farm herbs

It’s getting hotter and hotter outside! Beat the heat with these refreshing recipes that are cool to make and even cooler to eat– better yet, get the ingredients for these recipes at CCG’s farm! Mint Ice CubesMintIceCube Ingredients 36 mint leaves 2 cups boiling water Instructions Place 2-3 mint leaves in each cell of heatproof ice cube tray. Fill the cells with boiling water, then let stand for 10 minutes. Remove leaves if desired. Freeze the ice cube tray until solid.

Enjoy in any cold beverage this summer!

Lavender Lemonade Ingredientslemonade 1 tray ice cubes 1/4 cup dried lavender 2 cups boiling water 3/4 cup white sugar 8 lemons 5 cups cold water, as needed Instructions Place ice cubes into 2 quart pitcher. Place lavender into a bowl and pour boiling water over lavender. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain lavender and discard. Mix sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into pitcher with ice.

Squeeze juice from lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you can. Top off the pitcher with cold water and stir. Taste, and adjust with lemon and sugar as needed.

These recipes make the most of Farm herbs! Pick them now, and save them in ice cubes, or dry them for a myriad of recipes.

Annie McLeod