Geranium recipes

I love geraniums as my grandmother grew them on her balcony so I hve many fond memories; I absolutely adore the smell.
I have been growing some from cuttings and gradually increased these. Recently a colleague -who has now retired (I will miss her fount of knowledge) mentioned using lemon scented geraniums in a sauce or drinks.
I have two lemon scented, one large rise scented geraniums which have grown well after nurture. I have three cuttings of different rose geraniums and intend to try to take more cuttings of the lemon scented. I would love to have a box or two on my balcony of beautiful smelling plants and herbs. However, I will need to consult my husband as he doesn’t share my love of plants but he may if he can pick and add to his drinks!

Geranium iced tea

A fragrant and refreshing summertime drink recipe for a delicious iced tea.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 8

4 geranium leaves
juice of 1 lemons
2 tbsp rose water
2 tbsp honey
2 litre freshly brewed tea
ice cubes, to serve

In two serving jugs put 2 geranium leaves in each.
Add the juice of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of rosewater and 1 tablespoon of honey to each jug.
Pour in the tea leave to infuse for at least 1 hour.
Add lots of ice cubes and serve.


A tangy cheesecake flavoured with geranium leaves and beautifully decorated with its flowers; easy to make a delight to serve on any occasion:
lemon geranium cheesecake

A wealth of information on geraniums and how to use them can be found at:


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Quinoa – how to cook quinoa

Dating back to the Incas, this grain is grown in Bolivia and Peru. The small round grains look similar to millet but are pale brown in colour. The taste is mild, and the texture firm and slightly chewy. When cooked, the grains sweeten and become translucent, ringed with white.

How to Cook Quinoa

Recipe makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa.

Take 1 cup of quinoa and rinse it. In a saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, approximately 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork; season with a pinch of salt.

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