Monday, June 14, 2010


When I go out my back door by the kitchen I have herbs on each side of the patio....a must have if you love to cook and bake and use fresh herbs!  Many of them will come up each year once you plant them and you can always just pop the basil and rosemary back in each year!

I want to recommend the most fabulous Afternoon Tea Recipe Book that features the use of herbs- honestly, I have never seen a cookbook or tea book do a better job of using them than this!

Not many people come from a family with 6 generations of herbalist....but culinary artist Nancy Reppert does!   Her sister Susanna Reppert Brill runs the gift shop The Rosemary House and Gardens  and Nancy runs the Sweet Remembrances Tea Room which is also a party place.  And this is one VERY SUCCESSFUL venture here...classes and things going on all the time.  I look at their blog EVERY DAY and can't wait to see what's happening next.  We recently started selling this fabulous cookbook at Bernideen's.  These 2 side by side but linked together businesses are located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania so plan to visit them when you are in that area!  Nancy's tea room has many special teas all throughout the year.

Be sure and link to their will love it!


Patti said...

My favorite fresh herb is basil. There's just nothing like it. Pesto, made with homemade basil is very nearly to die for. Same with bruschetta.

Thanks for the info about Sweet Remembrances.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sweet Remembrances is not to far from me in Pa. I have a friend that went to the Tea Room. I have also been to the shop that they have in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Love those fresh herbs. Of course, just my luck, with all the rain we had this year, it killed my sweet basil so I'm going to have to replant that. Love your herb garden Bernideen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am always interested in the books you feature Bernideen. This one does sound good, I'll have to see if it's available here in Ontario.
Chocolate mint tea is a favourite of mine although I grow it in a container and sometimes winter kills it.

Erica (Irene) said...

I love fresh herbs......your garden is so nice. This year I planted Marigold's in between my herbs and it worked it kept Alvin the Chipmunk from munching on my herbs.

Ann Flowers said...

You have got a nice garden out there. I think a connection with plants means a connection with the nature itself.