RECIPES

From our annual Open House and Tomato Day events!

Every year we have our big annual OPEN HOUSE at MORNINGSUN HERB FARM.  And now, with the addition of our annual TOMATO DAY tasting, we have two giant events every year.  And for both of these events, a big attraction is THE FOOD! Delicious treats for your enjoyment are made with herbs from the plants we grow here at the nursery.  And now for your enjoyment we offer all the great recipes from Open House and Tomato Days past!

Open House 2018


Open House 2017 – Sage Scented Shortbread; Savory Biscotti; Italian Salsa Verde; Sweet & Easy: Apricot Blondies with Monarda; Herbed Cream Cheese Dip; Cilantro Lime Rice; Cilantro and Ginger Hummus; Feta and Mint Dip; Lemon Balm Pesto; Cilantro Pesto; Red Lentil Soup


Open House 2016 – Orange Mint Fudge Brownies; Mediterranean Tomato & Rosemary Soup; Black Olive Pesto; Calendula, Chive and Curly Leaf Parsley Butter; Hot Mess Habanero Pepper Jelly Candy; Sweet Pepper Jelly; Shane’s Salsa; Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette; Tabouli; Za’atar (If you can’t find it ready-made); Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake; Herb and Cheese Quick Bread; Lemongrass-Ginger Cookies; Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


Open House 2015 – Creamy Rosemary Pesto; Burnet Dip; Nasturtium Dip; French Boursin; Roasted Red Pepper Spread; Grapefruit Salad with JicamaCandied Pecans; Herb Garden Punch; Lemongrass Snowballs; Ajo; Cheddar, Sage and Walnut Torta; Basil Pesto; Za’atar-Spiced Beet Dip with Goat Cheese and Walnuts; Rosemary Orange Marmalade; Marinated Herbed Olives; Raspberry-Lemon Verbena Butter; Catnap Honey


Open House 2014 – Chamomile Pound Cake; Herbed Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip; Green Goddess Chive Dressing; Cheese Torta with Basil, Olives, and Sundried Tomatoes; Apricot Sage Cornmeal Cookies; Lemon Lavender Curd; Rose Geranium & Strawberry Jam; Carrot, Tarragon & Walnut bread; Feta & Tarragon Pita Toasts; Lemon Verbena Pesto; French Boursin; Ajaka Basil Pesto; Spa Water


Open House 2013Lentil Salad; Walnut Rosemary Brittle with Sea Salt; Za’atar-Spiced Beet Dip with Goat Cheese and Walnuts; Winter Mixed Herb Pesto; Lemon Verbena Sugar Cookies; Three Herb Sesame Pesto; Crunchy Granola; Tarragon Herb Dip; Gluten-Free Sage Cornbread; Roasted Red Pepper and Oregano Spread; Corsican Basil Pesto; Fiona’s Traditional Elderflower Cordial; Creamy Herb Dressing; Herb de Provence Orange Butter Cookies; Herb de Provence


Open House 2012 Sage Pesto; Rose Petal Pesto; Rosemary Orange Pesto; Asian Super Slaw; Spicy Parmesan Butter; Rose Scented Geranium Shortbread; Frances’ Secret Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies; Roasted Garlic and Almond Spread; Rose Petal Jelly; Lemon Balm-Blueberry Cake; Spinach and White Bean Dip; French Boursin; Lemon Verbena-Apple Mint Tea; Lazy Daze Tea


Open House 2011 – Roasted Red Pepper Spread; Orzo Salad with Vegetables and Herbs; Horseradish Dill Dip; Spiced Herbed Nuts; Cheddar, Sage and Walnut Torta; Hibiscus Heaven Tea; Lime Mint Sugar Cookies; Scented Geranium Lemonade; Horseradish Meatballs; Rosemary Horseradish Pesto; Herbed Pickles; Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake; Basil Pesto; Roasted Potato Salad; Blackberry Jam w/ Lemon Verbena; No Knead ‘French’ Bread; Chamomile Tea Cookies; Cinnamon Chipotle Basil Brownies


Open House 2010 – Dill Pesto; Dill and Lemon Thyme Butter; Creamy Lemon Basil Pesto; Orange Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies; Herb Garden Punch; Savory Basil Slice and Bakes; Lemongrass Snowballs; Garlicky Lavender Curry Hummus; Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa; Red Coleslaw with Mint Dressing; Chilled Lemony Mushrooms; Beurre Blanc with Herbs; Serendipitea Tea; Spicy Lemon Verbena Meatballs; Ajo; Rosemary Walnut Biscotti; Dill, Feta, Burnet and Garlic Cream Cheese Spread; Chocolate – Lime Crumbcakes


Open House 2009 – Italian Hummus; Grapefruit Salad with Jicama; Lemon Grass Butter; Pizza Herbs and Vegetable Cheese Spread; Sun Dried Tomato Pesto; Herbal Dip; Razzlemint Tea; Lavender and Orange Glazed Almonds; Herb Marinated Olives; Pineapple Sage Pound Cake; Greek Lemon-Herb Cookies; Scented Geranium Lemonade; Cranberry Sage Chutney; Bay Laurel Peaches; Bay Leaf Pound Cake 


Open House 2008 – Lemon Verbena-Walnut Loaf Cake; Chai Shortbread Cookies; Tequila Oregano Butter; Pineapple Mint and Basil Ricotta Spread; Fresh Herb Jelly; Goat Cheese and Herb Dip; Honey Lime Geranium Oat Muffins; Three Basil Pesto; Double Chocolate Mint Decadence; Sage-Feta Cornbread; Popcorn Chickpeas; Pink Lavender Lemonade; Razzlemint Tea; Pistachio Mixed Herb Pesto


Open House 2007 – Feta with Pine Nuts and Honey; Green Olive Tapenade; Lemon Balm Fruit Dip; Thai Oil; Coconut  and Rose Scented Geranium Cupcakes; Three Seed Cookies with Citrus Flavored Herbs; Green Skordalia; Cheddar, Sage and Walnut Torta; Sara’s Dilly Burnet Butter; Lemon and Mint Curd; Lavender Punch; Rosemary Orange Pound Cake; Lemon Balm and Basil Pesto; Rosemary’s Spiced Lavender Walnuts; Creamy Herb Dressing; Hibiscus Heaven Tea


Open House 2003 – Creamy Oregano Pesto; Fruited Lemon Biscotti; Chocolate Chip-Basil Batter Bread; Apple-Anise Oatmeal Cookies; Lemon and Lime Basil Butter; Creamy Herb and Spinach Vegetable Dip; Basil and Eggplant Pesto; Lemon Thyme, Rose Petal, and Lavender Glazed Tea Cake; Cheese Torta with Basil, Olives, and Sundried Tomatoes; Scented Geranium Lemonade; Garlic Butter; Charred Pineapple Relish with Thai Basil and Orange Mint; Sweet Marjoram Papaya Marmalade; Buttermilk Corn Muffins with Sage; All Season Zesty Zucchini Rosemary Pickles; Triple Lemon Tea; Marinated Herbed Olives; Basil Cream Sauce


Tomato Day 2008 – CORNMEAL SHORTCAKES with TOMATO FILLING; TOMATOES STUFFED with FRESH MOZZARELLA and BASIL; SOUTHWESTERN HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD; GAZPACHO ANDALUZ; TORTILLA DE PATATSA (Potato Omelet); BRUSCHETTA; LEMON VERBENA REFRESHER


Tomato Day 2007 – Trapanese Pesto; Tomato Dip; Basil Curry Dip; Pesto Fraise Basilic (Strawberry Basil Pesto); Triple Lemon Tea; Minty Grape Punch


Tomato Day 2006 – African Blue Basil Pesto; Herb Garden Punch; Rosemary Pesto; Creamy Tarragon Pesto; Cinnamon Basil Pesto; Sage Pesto; Basil Curry Dip


Tomato Day 2004 – High Thai Pesto; Mediterranean Pesto; Herb Garden Punch; Purple Pesto; Lemon Basil Pesto; Sage Pesto; Genovese or Italian Basil Pesto


Tomato Day 2003 – Sorrel Ginger Pesto; Mediterranean Pesto; Citrus-Mint Iced Tea; Ajo; Nancy’s Mint Cookies      


Make sure your herbal pantry is well stocked, because you will want to try each and every one of these recipes!

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