Sunday, October 28, 2012

Red shiso...

My missus bought a red shiso plant some years ago...
And for all the following years, they have been self-seeding in our potager...
They are part of the mint family, so they have 'relatives' like the basil, sage, lemon balm...
Flowers are rather minute and quite pretty...
There are not many ways to use this herb...
I sometimes make juice out of it...
And occasionally, I boil them to use in our baths...  
The Japanese folks use them (together with salt) to preserve plums...
Of course, we do likewise too... with plums from our potager....