Gardening with Melissa

How to make Lemon Balm Tincture

August 22, 2013 Gardening with Melissa

How to make Your Own Lemon Balm Tincture So first of all you are probably wondering what is a tincture? A tincture is concentrated herbal extract created by soaking herbs in alcohol over a period of time. The tincture draws out the essential compounds of plants allowing you to use the nutrients from herbs and […]

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Anti-Anxiety Juice Recipe

June 20, 2013 Gardening with Melissa

Juice to calm your mind and body Today we are going to take some very special ingredients straight from my garden: Lavender and Lemon Balm. Lemon Balm is extra special to me for many reasons but especially because it’s named after me (Melissa officinalis). You can juice the leaves, stems and flowering tops of the […]

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Planting vegetables on the long weekend

May 20, 2013 Gardening with Melissa

Happy Victoria Day to all my fellow Canadians! This is how I spend my Victoria Day weekend – planting my vegetable garden! As many of you know I have a fairly strong green smoothie and green juice habit that is a bit challenging to maintain. The solution is to plant my own greens. Gardening is […]

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