When I planted lemon balm in my herb garden last year I had no idea it would turn out to be so prolific. This turned out to be a good surprise.
It came back this year three times as big as last year. Good thing I cannot get enough of putting this herb called Melisse in German in filtered water, iced tea and salads.
Consequently, I am always looking for new ways to bake and cook with it.
Recently I hosted an English language table on our herb and tomato planted NYC terrace for my United Nations spouse group. Our group runs seven different language tables a month and I like to host the English one on our terrace in warm weather.
My theme, like last year, was herbs. The concept was for members to visit, smell, taste and discuss the herbs in English. We even made some herb infused salt for guests to take home with them.