|Old Fashioned Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup|
|Old Fashioned Shrub Roses from my garden.|
Roses are of special importance on Midsummer’s Eve. It is said that any rose picked on Midsummer’s Eve, or Midsummer’s Day will keep fresh until Christmas. At midnight on Midsummer’s Eve, young girls should scatter rose petals before them and say:Rose leaves, rose leaves,
Rose leaves I strew.
He that will love me
Come after me now.Then the next day, Midsummer’s Day, their true love will visit them. I am off to pick some more roses now!
Old Fashioned Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup
To use: 1 part syrup to 4 parts water or sparkling water, to taste – add more for a stronger lemon flavour or less for a more delicate flavour. Add ice, a slice of lemon and some lemon balm or lemon verbena leaves as a garnish.