care for citronella plant
- October 20, 2022
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This is my own version of the classic citrus-y salad of spring, one that’s packed with fresh spring-picked citrus. I add some dill for a fresh herbaceousness, and tahini adds a creamy texture. The dressing is sweet and easy to make, and the dish can be enjoyed as is or topped with a tossed salad on the side.
For me, it’s the perfect way to use up any extra fruit from my garden in a couple days. The citrus, the dill, the tahini, and the dressing all work together to make for a wonderfully refreshing salad.
I love citrus and I love the color of the dill. I’ve even been known to eat the dill that’s left over from this salad! We could all learn a thing or two from this recipe.
I’ve decided that I am going to be the first to stop buying citronella essential oils. I’ve been using them for years without realizing it. It’s funny because I am the type of person who enjoys the scent of fresh-cut grass and the taste of fresh fruit, but I haven’t been able to find any recipes using them.
I can’t really think of a better way to use citronella than to sprinkle it on your salad. You can use it as a garnish, as a finishing spice, or even as a fragrance. If you haven’t tried citronella essential oil before, you should. Its an incredibly versatile oil that can be used to add a fresh and bright scent to any dish.
I just want to tell you that it took me awhile to find a recipe for it because I wasnt sure if it were one I could make. I just keep searching for recipes on the interwebs. The first recipe I found was a little off-putting but I finally found a recipe that works just fine. It’s not exactly the easiest thing to put together, but it is definitely worth it.
First, you will need to cut your citronella plant into smaller pieces.
I’m not sure how much you need but I’d say about about half an inch is about right for an onion.
The hardest part of this is cutting the plant in the correct size. Another thing to note is that you don’t want to cut off any of the leaves because it will make the plant grow more leaves in its own direction.
The next step is to wash the plant. There are two primary ways to do this. You can just use a kitchen scale, which is basically just a big flat rock that is used to weigh things, or you can use a water gun. I prefer the kitchen scale method because it is fairly easy and cheap.