Thursday, October 29, 2009

From the Garden to the Kitchen

Recently, Nancy, of Lemon Verbena Lady's blog, gifted us with five beautiful jars of homemade jelly. Nancy is an avid herb gardener, lecturer, and guest blogger for the Herb Companion. Her blog clearly demonstrates her love for both herb gardening and her herbal husband, with whom she happily shares the garden and the kitchen. Nancy has been busy both in the garden growing the herbs for the jelly, and then in the kitchen making and canning this wide assortment of tasty jellies, and I'm so thankful to be a happy recipient of several of her jams and jellies. I was happy to share the Rosemary Garlic Jelly with our guests at the Garlic Garlic Garlic Dinner on Tuesday evening.

Nancy has kindly shared the Rosemary Garlic Jelly recipe on her blog.

To use the jelly as an appetizer, I sliced a French baguette and toasted it lightly in the oven. (350 degrees, about 5 minutes). Spread some Brie on the baguette, and then top with the Rosemary Garlic jelly to which I had mixed in minced fresh pear. It was a nice combination, and enjoyed by many.

Thanks again Nancy! We are enjoying your fabulous homemade gift! Nothing better!


Comfrey Cottages said...

i am wanting to try that recipe soon! nancy does rock and shares so much! good idea on how to use this jelly rosemary:)

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

You are so welcome! The Herbal Husband and I so enjoyed our visit as brief as it was. We all have the best lives and it is so much fun sharing it with people around the world. You two are a very special reason why I'm blogging and I so wish we were closer, but at least through our blogging we can keep in touch! Thanks for the kind post!


Marilyn Miller said...

You are making my mouth water. The jellies all sound yummmy!

parTea lady said...

The jam & jellies look so good all lined up in the sunshine. The cinnamon basil jelly really appeals to me.