Make Herbal Butters: Sweet Orange-Ginger Butters

Spread the garden’s flavor with herbal butters .

| June/July 2007

herbal butter

Creamy herbal butters are a delicious way to capture the flavor of the garden.

Illustration by Peggy Turchette

This is delicious on scones, quick breads, biscuits and toast.

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
• 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks or freeze up to 5 months.

Theresa Loe is always creating new herbal recipes and crafts for her annual calendar, The Herbal Calendar (Tide-Mark Press). It is illustrated by Peggy Turchette, who also illustrated this column. You can link to Theresa's website at the Friends of The Herb Companion page on our website,

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