This week I’m presenting the herb Nepitella or lesser Calamint! This herb grows along the roadside, well it grows all over the place actually, because when I cut the grass in my garden there are two places where it smells so nicely when I have passed! Nepitella smells like a minty oregano and it can be used in a variety of dishes but it is mainly used together with mushrooms! I have seen some recipes with artichokes fried with Nepitella and this is something I will have to try in the future!
It is a not an eye catching plant, I have problems finding it when it is not flowering but when it does, it has very delicate pale violet little flowers along the stem.
No recipe this week because I’m in a rush but I’m sure I will post something with Nepitella this week!
And don’t forget to visit Kalyn’s Kitchen to read the round up of the Weekend Herb Blogging later!