|Don't mind the weeds; we are seriously growing more grass than anything else this year. Trial and error, right?|
According to Wikipedia, Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, treating snakebites, and increasing women's fertility. That may come in handy in the future, but right now I'm mainly interested in its culinary purposes!
I found this recipe for pasta pan-fried with butternut squash, fried sage, and pine nuts and decided to give it a try - slightly adapted for ingredients I had on hand so I didn't have to stop by the grocery store.
We're also growing orange mint and lemon balm in our herb garden, so I made an herbal sweet tea to serve with the pasta. I simply added a handful of each herb while the tea bags were steeping on the stove. Adding the herbs gives the tea a really nice citrus flavor.
And since David has an insatiable sweet tooth, I also made these for dessert. I had a big glass of my homemade iced coffee this morning so I've been quite productive today! :)