Seeing as it's been 100 degrees since Friday, I'm only hanging in there by the godly grace of AC, rosé and iced tea. And I don't even drink iced tea.
Well, I'll correct that by saying I don't drink Snapple. But a bit of fresh iced tea I can go with.
Lemon verbena or verveine is a herb used in cooking, but mostly as a tisane or tea. It tastes citrusy but not sharp. We normally harvest our leaves at the end of the growing season and dry them for tea in the winter. It only occurred to me to make iced tea as Rosie brought over these leaves from her plant (I haven't picked ours yet, it's still fairly small but growing at a rapid pace). And it's 100 degrees outside. Did I mention that?
So here's a recipe, although you probably won't need it. Make some lemon verbena tea, mix in (or don't) a touch of honey and chill. Add ice and lime. Read a book outside in the glorious sunshine!