Rather near the top of my favorite herb list is lemon verbena. What? You mean you don’t have a favorite herb list? Well you should. Anyway, I planted lemon verbena in our garden this year not sure what I would use it for, thinking maybe I’d make some kind of body product with it. Then I was at the bookstore looking for magazines to take to the beach and decided to buy the BH&G Special Interest Magazine Canning. I don’t usually go for these kind of magazines — they are often filled with really basic canning recipes that I already have — but I flipped through it and saw a few recipes I might like to try including blueberry and lemon verbena compote. Yum.
SOURCE: farmer’s market
RECIPE: Blueberry and Lemon Verbena Compote from BH&G’s Special Interest Magazine Canning (page 108)
YIELD: 5 half-pints