The Best Summer Herbs (And How To Use Them)

with Organic Whole Lavender Flower Organic Chamomile

Summer is almost here and we’re celebrating the shift to warmer weather by incorporating more floral ingredients. We’ve compiled some of our favourite simple summer recipes to keep you cool and nourished as the seasons change! At Westpoint, our team loves getting to be creative with our herbs every day. Herbs have been used for generations to heal, soothe and nourish.

This the past year has shown us the importance of our mental health and the role of self-care to nurture ourselves. Summer is a great time to think about self-care. With long sunny days and warmer weather, there are more opportunities than ever to switch up your routine and enjoy what the season has to offer. 
The following recipes are meant to help get you started on your summer self-care routine. 

Lavender & Chamomile Ice Cubes

1 tablespoon Lavender Flower
1 tablespoon Organic Chamomile Flower
1 tablespoon Rose Petals
3/4 cup honey

In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil 2 1/2 cups water then add the lavender, chamomile, and rose petals.
Steep for 10 – 15 minutes.

Strain the mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the honey while the herbal water is still warm. Once the honey has dissolved, let the liquid cool, then ladle into ice cube trays and freeze.

Optional: Don’t strain and leave the flowers in for an eye-catching addition to your drink.

Adaptogenic Sugar Rim

1/2 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar
1 tablespoon Organic Maca Powder
1/4 cup of dried Rose Petals
3/4 cup honey

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend into a fine powder. 
To rim a glass: Pour the powdered mixture on a plate and wet the rim of a chosen glass with water or a wedge of the fruit. Turn the glass upside down and dip into the sugar, make sure it is evenly distributed around the rim.

Rosehip Summer Wine

1/4 cup of Organic Thyme 
1/4 cup of Seedless Rosehips
1/4 cup of dried Rose Petals
1/4 cup of dried Lavender Flower
2 cups of White Wine

Place the dry ingredients in a pint-sized jar and cover with the wine. Cap tightly and infused for 1 – 2 weeks. If you like a light floral flavour, you can infuse for 48 – 72 hours. Make sure to shake daily. Serve chilled. 

CONNECT WITH US!

Capture the taste of summer by making your own cordial or favourite mix of herbs. Get foraging for fragrant flavours, then bottle them to enjoy year-round or give as a homemade gift. 

We would love to hear what your favourite summer drink is! Share some recipe tips with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, and we will try and feature them in our next blog post! 

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