Jackie (Login BlueJudah) Namaste Posted May 26, 2012 10:43 AM
Also found earlier a lovely recipe for Lemon Balm and Dill potato salad. Sounds lovely for Summer and you can replace the dairy products with your favourite alternative.
1.5 Il. mini red potatoes
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pureed
2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon balm, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
about 3/4 cup sour cream
the juice from 1/2 a lemon
freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
1. Place potatoes in water and allow to boil. Once water has boiled, reduce heat to low and cook for about 20-25 minutes, until tender when inserted with a fork. Let rest until able to handle with hands, and then cut into quarters.
2. Toss the potatoes with garlic, olive oil, dill, lemon balm, chives, and lemon juice.
3. Add the sour cream in small amounts at a time, making sure not to overdress. Season with salt and pepper and mix to combine. Don't worry about being gentle. The potatoes are meant to break up slightly, it allows the flavour of the dressing to take hold of them. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Any other interesting lemon balm ideas, I will post in this thread.
Oh, awesome!! Just found this, Ice
lemon balm and honeybees
Lemon Balm's effect on honeybees, attracting them and encouraging them to remain in their hives, reminds us to nurture our homes, our friends and family, our communities. Through the simple act of contributing to our household, we nurture ourselves. In this way, Lemon Balm asks us to seek joy and peace in the mundane tasks of life as a way of self-nurturing.