Basil Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies with Apricot Filling
In these summery sandwiches, cornmeal cookies are flavored with fresh basil and layered with apricot jam. Make it into an easy cookie assortment by making some with raspberry or blackberry jam or lemon curd. Get the recipe!
Chamomile Pound Cake
This pound cake gets a strongly brewed dose of soothing chamomile tea incorporated into the batter. The gently herbal tone is delicate and is later accentuated by a chamomile-honey glaze. Get the recipe!
Blackberry-Thyme Crumb Cake
Blackberry preserves get an unexpected exclamation point with fresh thyme and lemon zest in this crumbly, buttery cake that's a cinch to make.Get the recipe!
Basil Sweet Corn Ice Cream
The sweetness of corn is equal partners with the licorice notes of basil in this unusual (but delicious) ice cream recipe. Try it topped with a drizzle of dulce de leche. Get the recipe!
Strawberry Balsamic Thyme Jam
This jam is insanely delicious; equal parts sweet and sophisticated. The balsamic vinegar adds depth of flavor and brings out the juicy, sunny taste of the strawberries. And the thyme, oh the thyme! It provides an addictive, lemony, herby essence. Try it over toast with ricotta, or sandwiched between two shortbread cookies. Get the recipe!
Chamomile Rice Pudding with Tea-Soaked Golden Raisins
This dessert plays with both chamomile tea and dried chamomile blossoms, both of which imbue a mellow floralness that counteracts the sweetness of traditional rice pudding. It's creamy and studded with golden raisins rehydrated in a mug of chamomile tea, and sweet, sticky, floral honey. Instead of sweet, pungent, and heady vanilla—traditional in rice pudding—this version is subtle and dressed-down. Get the recipe!
Strawberry Thyme Tart with Mint Glaze
End your first dinner outdoors with this free-form strawberry tart. It's flavored with thyme and drizzeled with a fresh mint syrup. Get the recipe!
This ice cream amps up white chocolate's herbal notes with a generous steeping of mint. It's lower-fat than your average ice cream recipe, to melt milky on the tongue and refresh, not overwhelm your spring afternoons. Get the recipe!