The garden is growing so much, we had our first eggplants, tomatoes, raspberries, and black currants. The plants grow fast and every week there is a new plant we could use in our cooking or to preserve.
It's a question of good timing and make time for it.
I wanted to give you a little tour of the garden. The flowers, it's such a delight to smell the roses, honeysuckle, and lilies. I feel I am becoming more and more of a flower collector.
I like that we grow vegetables and fruits and have flowers in such a small space. It is a challenge to make space for all of the plants, we need to be creative.
The hollihocks are doing so good, I brought the seeds from France, they come from my parents yard.
The honeysuckle. ( See I am really in the city )
Some kale, we do eat a lot of it...
First beets are almost ready !
A potted tomato on top of the chicken coop.
And so much mint !
We dry some of the mint but this year I made some mint syrup !
Here is the recipe.
Mint Syrup Recipe
- 4 big bowls of mint leaves washed
- 4 cups of water
- 4 cups of sugar
In a large bowl add the fresh mint leaves, add the boiling water over the leaves and cover for 24 hours.
Filter the liquid you obtained, add the sugar and cook in a large sauce pan for an hour. ( on high first then on low )
Let the syrup cool and store in a bottle.
Keep it in your fridge.
Enjoy your syrup in a cocktail, or just with sparkling water ( or not ) and a lot of ice.
It's very sweet so you really just need a little bit, it's fresh and delicious on a hot summer day!