Tuesday, December 9, 2014

An Herbal Stocking Stuffer from Backyard Patch Herbs!

This Butter 'N Cheese Mix is not only good for butter but for cream cheese!
I Love Salad Dressings!  So I Bought A Selection of the Salad Dressing Mixes!
The Butter is Delicious and So Easy to Make!
I Used The Salt/Free Ranch Dressing/Dip Mix with Greek Yogurt for a Light Dip!
I Got This As An Extra In My Order!
Well, it is about time that I write about my blogging friend, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh, the owner of the Backyard Patch.  She also writes a blog, Backyard Patch Herbal Blog and if that's not enough, she writes wonderful culinary herbal articles for The Essential Herbal Magazine.

I'm being honest when I say that I don't get around to her blog as often as I would like, but sometimes I'm walking down the driveway reading what she has to say in The Essential Herbal Magazine before I can get into the house.  Every time I do stop by her blog, she has invented something delicious that I want to try!  Her head must be spinning with all of great herbal recipes she comes up with.  The herb butter and the ranch dip were excellent.  I may gain a few pounds while making your recipes, Marcy!  She also has tea blends, herbal vinegars, bath and spa herbs, green cleaning herbs, pet herbs, baskets and gift items.  She also has bread and scones mixes.  I really may be in trouble, Marcy!  It is that time of year to have tea bread or scones with tea!  I think another order may be placed shortly!

Not only do you get delightfully smelling packages, but two or three ways to use the mixes.  I bought the salad dressing combination and got a couple of pages of recipes along with the packages of herb mixes.  Besides what I purchased, she sent along a packet of her Cinn-full Dessert Blend to try.  Again, with a bunch of recipes!  I will be commenting as I make recipes so bear with me, but please do get over to her Backyard Patch Herbs page on Etsy and order some stocking stuffers for the herb gardener in your life!  I know you/they will enjoy them!

I have lost track of the weather, but I think we are supposed to get rain and snow tomorrow.  Not really sure.  It was a pleasant day here with the temperature hovering at 50 degrees in December.  It is just weird.  Don't forget about my giveaway.  Two boxes this year.  You do have to be in the U.S.  Just way too expensive to mail a box around the world.  Will try to keep posting about Christmas stuff.  Talk to you later.


Anonymous said...

Your friend has lots of interesting things listed on her Etsy site. I'll go back and check it out more. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I need to do more of these kinds of posts to bring attention to my fellow bloggers. Most of whom do very creative stuff. Thanks for your comment, Susanne! xo

Tina Sams said...

I don't know how she keeps coming up with so many interesting recipes either!
That Ranch Dressing looks delish.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I am going to gain my weight back if I keep eating Marcy's wonderful recipes! She is a great cook! Thanks for coming by, Tina. xo

Sharon Lovejoy said...


I'll be right over honey bunch.

Yes, we WILL see each other (Bonnie too) in 2015. Can you believe it will be 2015?

I'd also like to see Kathleen Gips.

Much love,


Sharon Lovejoy said...

P.S. Talk about gaining weight.

I have been immobile for so long. I can't fit into my clothes!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I know Sharon 2015! It will be a great year for you once you lose the wheels! We will just have work on a schedule so you can see us all! :) I'm mobile and have an overhang again! Take care! XO