Wednesday, November 26, 2014

White Sage Infused Honey

White Sage growing in the garden

Harvested white sage, hung to dry

Dried sage leave, infusing in honey
I had decided to grow white sage in my garden, having read that this is the variety of sage used for cleansing or smudging, and medicinally as well.  In the hot, dry climate of Temecula, my sage plant thrived, although I had to spray the leaves from time to time with water, to be rid of pesky aphids.  White sage has a very strong odor, pungent and almost overpowering.  When the plant was fully developed, I gathered my sage and hung the branches to dry.  Recently, I was suffering the beginning twinges of a sore throat.  Honey works well to soothe my coughs and minor sore throats issues.  I had read about herb-infused honey and the medicinal properties of white sage.  So there you go...I have white sage and honey in a jar, steeping in the sun.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

White Spanish Onion, summer harvest

O beautiful White Spanish Onion, I have waited patiently for you to grow.  See how round this one is?  14" circumference and perfectly shaped, I have plans for this one.
Sprouts growing in the garden
Summer harvest
Tah dah!  Time for yummy goodness!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Onions and Garlic, home grown

Onions and garlic, homegrown
Yesterday, I dug out the onions; a week before, the garlic.  Here's the harvest, in a shady spot outside, curing.  Both the onions and the garlic were grown in containers in a good quality, moisture-control potting soil mix.