In season now, sage is in full bloom and the flowers which are much milder in flavour than the leaves.
Fresh flowers come and go and dried flower arrangements are ideal to last during this festive season and if well cared for can be stored carefully and used again next year.
Depending on your decor, some may fit in very well to keep all year round, especially if they do not have a Christmas theme.
Watermelon, mint and basil are all at their peak this month and Nina and Renny Desira who cultivate all sorts of varieties of unusual and common herbs in Zejtun shared many of their methods with me of mint and basil preservation for the winter when they are no longer so abundant. Nina picks fresh mint early in the morning and removes any damaged leaves … Read More Making the most of a buoyant harvest …. watermelon and mint