anise hyssop

Native to the Midwest, anise hyssop is a member of the mint family. Bees and butterflies are hovering over my anise hyssop that is flourishing in this heat wave. Aromatic of licorice and anise, it was planted in the 1870s to attract honeybees. Historically it has been used to guard against evil spirits, as a cough suppressant and as a wash against poison ivy and leprosy. Culinary uses include tea for digestion, salads, jellies and the seeds in cookies. anise

yogurt cheese & herb biscuits

Biscuits, just like grits, aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Biscuits as I always say are love message, biscuits are always made by hand with love like my Grandmother used to make. These are yogurt cheese biscuits with clipping from my yard; rosemary, lemon verbena, basil, lavender and mint. But you can literally take any herb in your yard and had to make savory biscuits. Just minutes to make!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsps. baking soda
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or you can substitute with milk or sour cream)
  • ¼ cup olive
  • Herbs to your tasting from your yard about 1-2 tsps.
  • Grated emmental cheese about a tblsp.
  • Pinch of salt

Mix it all together and don’t let it sit long and it is better mixing with your hands.  I usually put a drop of olive oil on the top before sticking in the oven. Bake at 375 for about 11 minutes. Check to make sure the bottoms are golden and the tops a tad golden. yougurt biscuitsAnd voila! Delicious biscuits!