Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 8

Our Vacation Bible School for this year is focusing on the story of Joseph and his time in Egypt.  To help bring the setting alive for the kids, we're creating a live Egyptian marketplace as the center of their activities for the day.  I'll be running one of the market shops; the embalmers.  So I'm looking for info on which herbs were used in the mummification process.  So far I've found thyme and myrrh listed as important embalming herbs.
Thyme is another one of my favorite herbs.  We have a patch of lemon thyme in the kitchen garden and I use it fresh 3 seasons of the year to flavor drinking water.  The refreshing taste of the lemon makes a wonderful alternative to plain water, especially on a hot day.
Lemon balm, mint and basil make great flavored water also.  For a twist, add some carbonated water to make a fizzy treat.  My all time favorite flavored water is chocolate mint.  Reminds me of a "grasshopper" without the calories or alcohol.

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