Herbal Travels: Spending the Day with Jekka McVicar


| 10/5/2010 12:59:40 PM


n.heraud2You can check out the Lemon Verbena Lady at her blog http://lemonverbenalady.blogspot.com. 

In the second part of my visit to Jekka's Herb Farm, located outside Bristol, England, we had lunch catered by Berry Blue using recipes from Jekka's Herb Cookbook. I had the Beef Kofta Tagine, Jekka's Bergamot and Couscous Salad, and pita bread with her Mint and Yoghurt Dip.

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I enjoyed a few of Jekka McVicar's recipes at lunch with The Queen of the Herbs.
Photo by Nancy Heraud
 

It was very flavorful, and as you can see a beautiful presentation made it that much more delicious. Then my English herbal companion and I each had a cupcake made with orange sponge cake and topped with basil frosting. We couldn't share—I wonder why! 

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Orange Sponge Cupcake with Basil Frosting.
Photo by Nancy Heraud 



Another reason to splurge on Jekka's new cookbook is because of its beautiful illustrations, which have been done by her daughter, Hannah. The clean, crisp illustrations wedded with delicious comfort foods is the perfect match.