Steve, I am not sure if your orange peels still include some white parts? Those are the source of bitterness.
I have a lot of anise hyssop but not yet try them for tea. I dried two bunches of them but mainly for my herb pillow. I collected yesterday some catnip and want to try catnip tea. :D
Yes, I usually cook a larger portion. After they turn soft, I add muscovado sugar and let them sit in the fridge overnight. Then, they are ready for use.
I usually keep only one small portion, and store the rest in the freezer.
**We only eat Adzuki beans sweet, never in savory dishes.
Our original orchard area is still very wild now, after two years. So far, several David Austin roses did well without too much care. I am thinking to use Charles Dowding's no-dig method to grow pumpkins and potatoes, onions, and even carrots there, as the west side doesn't have so much space...
Nice to see this thread again
We have rice with beetroot, stir-fried leafy greens (including swiss chard, spinach, and beetroot leaves), eggs, and some stew today.
White rice, brown rice, and beetroot
The stew - minced meat with beans, carrots, and tofu
My personal trick is to add some...
According to the forecast, the frost might arrive on time in the mid October. So I started to pull some young annual (especially calendula and cosmos) to feed the compost, and let bearded Irises check in.
When those Irises reached us, I don't have ideal locations to plant them yet. I put them...
Most of my MUMs grow from cuttings this year are about to blossom. Because the propagation is very easy, no matter from cuttings or from basal shoots (with a bit roots), it's very cost-effective.
They look great between Asters, too.
Yes, they can overwinter most of the time under shelter. When next spring comes, they will send out a lot of new shoots. As long as we pinch them 2-3 times, a lot of flowers will show up in the autumn.
Two dishes today as we had brunch outside - cinnamon rolls with maple syrup, we share those with neighbors. I added the pumpkin spice inside the dough, so the fragrance is charming.
Instead of adding pearl sugar or icing, I added chopped pecan and dark chocolate, and served them with a bit...
My corns are still outside, and I do hope the frost won't arrive too soon. The temperature at night is touching similar line like yours. My luffa is still outside, too. (finally there are male and female flowers at the same time.)
It's a very happy Sunday.
DH and I went for an one-hour morning walk. The weather and the temperature are just perfect.
After we were back, I kept painting. First of all, I added one more extra protection layer to IKEA flooring pieces.
Then, I added wheels to the small, old potting...