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The VG Herbal Blend (an in-depth explanation)

Nov 12 2015

The VG Herbal Blend (an in-depth explanation)

One of my favorite flavors that we do at the shop is the Victory Garden Herbal Blend. I created this flavor fairly early on after we first opened. We had the Salted Caramel, the Chocolate Victory, the Tangy Goat Milk, and the Rose. I was buying all of these fruits from the farmers market, and sourcing my local toppings, and establishing the brand. And I thought that besides the basic flavors, what I really wanted to do was create a flavor that would emphasize what I was trying to do with the concept of Victory Garden. So I created a flavor that brought in a variety of herbs from the farmers market, with touches of spice and floral notes, almost like a perfume. Almost local, but with hints of the exotic. Ever since, the Victory Garden Herbal Blend has been one of the most requested flavors that we have. It has fresh mint (chocolate mint, apple mint, spearmint, peppermint), rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, sometimes anise hyssop, sometimes lemon verbena, and sometimes lemon balm. I buy the bulk of the herbs at Keith's Farm, my favorite source for herbs. But I also purchase some from Stoke's Farm and Queen's County Farm, my other two faves. Some of the herbs change with what is at market, which is another aspect of this flavor that I love- it is never exactly the same. When you are cooking with seasonal ingredients, you have to work with what is at the market, and where you want to take something that day, and the herbal blend is always consistently herbal, but with a different note here and there. It changes as the Summer passes. It also has dried lavender, crushed cardamom, jasmine flowers, and a touch of orange blossom water. It has a lot of different ingredients, but it comes together in a clean, refreshing way. I am proud of this flavor, and I hope that you will try it the next time you come in to the shop.