Last week during the Chef Culinary Conference, our staff hosted a garden tour featuring many of the herbs that we grow in the permaculture gardens. While most people have some experience with using herbs to build flavor in dishes, many herbs have been used for centuries for their medicinal and preservation properties.
Thyme, for example, has a plethora of medicinal properties. It can be used as an anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifying, digestive aid. Using herbs like thyme in recipes is an extremely easy way to incorporate medicine, tradition, and love into the food you create.
For the garden tour, we prepared a couple unique recipes to highlight the medicinal powers of some of these herbs. We made a pesto derived from chives, an herb that lowers cholesterol. We also served a rhubarb, strawberry, honey, and lemon balm refreshing drink made entirely from garden items, except for the honey.
Thank you to everyone that came for our garden tour and took in our message that food is medicine and food is love.
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