Edible summer on the terrace

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Create your own edible universe with fragrant, crunchy-crisp herbs from the garden, and get the taste and experience right up close. Close and easy access to edible plants which are ready to pick and nibble in your garden or patio has become more and more important to the modern consumer. It's all about experience and consideration. 

Herbs, fruits and vegetables from our own garden

There is in general a global trend towards 'urban gardening' with herb gardens. They are springing up in cities, with rooftops being turned into kitchen gardens, in association with buzz words like 'self-sufficiency' and 'compost'. And anyone can join in. You can go a long way with an ordinary vegetable garden – or even a window box. It’s all a question of attitude.

Ideas for edible delicacies

Tempting snack plants on the terrace:
 Tomatoes, strawberries, chilli plants (Capsicum), raspberries and other berry bushes. 
Herbs you can use for cooking:
 Oregano, rosemary, basil, parsley, thyme, coriander, lemon balm, cress, chervil, thyme. 

New and exciting specialities:
 Wasabi (Wasabia japonica)
Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) used in wok dishes or sprinkled on salads
Wild garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) used in salads and hot dishes.
Sweetleaf (Stevia rebaudiana) as natural sweetener
Curly mint (Mentha spicata var. crispa 'Moroccan') ideal for Mojito.
Mint (Mentha) with various fruit flavours, such as apple, orange, banana, strawberry, lemon or chocolate

Recipe for chocolate mint drink 

7.5 dl orange juice

20 g chocolate mint
50 g dark marzipan


Mix all the ingredients together and serve immediately. 

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