Our friend, Jewels, has a prayer request for a friend... here. I know she would love it if you hopped on over and agreed with her in prayer.
If you have never visited Jewels' blog before... take some time and peruse the archives. She is one of the loveliest persons I know. :)
We had some big storms go through yesterday but the (brief) cool down hasn't quite started. It is still quite humid even if the temperatures are not as hot. It's suppose to be much better starting tomorrow so I can see some garden work getting done... like getting the one raised bed ready to plant fall veggies.
I did cut some basil this morning, it has been washed and is now drying on a towel. I'm going to make basil vinegar this afternoon.
Regarding the lemon balm, I have only made hot tea from it and then I just washed and dried the fresh mint... stuffed it into the teapot whole... and let it sit about five minutes steeping in the hot water. It made a very good tea, then.
Remember, lemon balm is a mint and it will act accordingly. I don't think it takes over like some mints but it will expand. I'm ripping mine out at the end of this season as I don't want it in the same place next year.