There is green everywhere one looks around here...
I do so love green
the day has turned out bright and sunny after a couple of days of rain
do you use bay leaves in your cooking?
it's a great medicinal food to add to your culinary cupboard
our farmer neighbor brought us a huge bouquet of fresh bay leaves
I love the way he tied the boughs together...
with dried banana leaves
I'd like to learn how to do that
are the leaves not beautiful?
they are chock full of nutrients
they supply vitamins A, C...
magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron
the leaves are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti- fungal
when dried, they become an olive color
most people know of it in the powder form
I dry mine and then grind the leaves into a powder to keep in my pantry
I use it in soups, stews, cocoa tea, meats
it makes for a great poultice on wounds
even the dog thought the bouquet was interesting
we also harvested cinnamon bark from our own tree...
this tasty bark has it's great properties, also
it never ceases to amaze me how God has put these beautiful plants on the earth for our benefit
you can learn more of both these herbs on...
the boughs of bay leaves need hanging to dry and the cinnamon put away in jars
our little Orphan Annie says...
May you have a sweet, savory day, or night.