Heidi Shaffer, Published November 21 2013
5 non-cooking uses for herbs on Thanksgiving
Here are five non-cooking uses for herbs this holiday season:
Festive place cards
Dress up plain, white place cards with a sprig of rosemary or thyme.
Use a sprig of rosemary to spear olives for an aromatic martini.
Freeze sprigs of mint and basil in ice cube trays to enhance your water carafe.
Boil an orange slice, four cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves, four bay leaves, ½ cup of whole cranberries and a lemon slice in 4 cups of water. Then let simmer as company arrives. Add more water as needed to keep the holiday scents filling the air all day.
Make a tiny wreath-like napkin holder with a sprig of rosemary, tied with some twine or ribbon.
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