So, you’ve got these oils. You know to put lemon in your water in the morning because that’s what everyone does with lemon oil. You put lavender on your wrists and smell before bed and Breathe in your diffuser so the kids are not so stuffy.
No Garden, No Problem
These little bottles of goodness…are food. Yep, they are plants. My yard is full of oregano, basil, lavender, helichrysum, lemon balm, thyme, peppermint, spearmint and even chocolate mint.
No garden, no problem. You have a super-condensed version of all these lovely flavorful agents. And, when you have the plants’ essential oils, you only need a few drops.
Cooking with Oils
Here are a few ways to put those oils to use in your kitchen:
Add 2-3 drops to a package of brownie mix before you bake. Try peppermint, wild orange or cardamom.
Add 2-3 drops of lemon to sugar cookie dough before you bake.
Try adding a drop of lavender to your lemonade.
Next time you make spaghetti sauce, add a drop or two of oregano, basil, and thyme. A drop goes a long way! Don’t think because it’s a big pot, you need to use more than a few drops.
Summer pasta: Boil the pasta as directed. In a saucepan, saute 2 crushed garlic cloves, a thinly sliced onion, fresh, chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper. Once the pasta is done, toss it in the sauce with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and one drop lemon oil.
Make your own salad dressing with 1 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, teaspoon each honey and dijon mustard, and one drop wild orange.
Get ready for summer with this easy Key Lime Pie recipe.
How are you using oils in your kitchen? Leave a comment!