I live smack dab inside an urban forest of linden aka lime (Tilia) and at no time is that more obvious than mid-June-July when the trees are dripping with blooms. Their sticky sweet, floral scent is so strong, my bet is that even if you have never noticed the trees, chances are good that you are familiar with their smell.
Did you know that linden flowers make a sweet and delicious honey-like herbal tisane? The tea, made from dried flowers is popular in Europe, but virtually unheard of here in North America. It has soporific properties, meaning that it makes you sleepy, and is often used as a nighttime drink to calm and relax after a busy day.
Summer is really in full swing now and I can hardly keep up with the bounty that is coming from the garden. To celebrate the summer holiday season, I’ve put the eBundle version of my pocketbook, Drinking the Summer Garden: Homegrown Thirst Quenchers, Concoctions, Sips, and Nibbles on sale for $6.99 (that’s 30% off) for one week only.
$6.99 eBook Bundle
For the price of one format, you get three files that will work on multiple devices:
- The MOBI file is designed to work with all Kindle models
- The EPUB file is an ebook format used by a variety of other devices and software (i.e. iPad, iPhone, Aldiko, KOBO)
- The PDF is the closest approximation to the printed look-and-feel of the guide and can be used on the iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, KOBO, or on your computer using Preview or Acrobat.
The sale ends July 8.
p.s. If you’re looking for something easy yet impressive to make with all of that mint in your garden I recommend Crème de Menthe. Cheers!