Our friend Nick who you've all heard so much about by now (the one who's foraged most of the ingredients we've used this year) asked me a while back what things I'd like him to grow as he had an opportunity to grow organically on his brother's farm.
I gave him a laundry list of herbs but by far the nicest has been Lemon Verbena. We wanted to get tropical fruit notes via things we can grow here in Ontario and Verbena is dope my friends.
Mirabelle pairs it with fresh Niagara Strawberries. The lemon/mint character of the Verbena enhances the fruit character of the strawberries for maximum crushability. She's super tasty and crazy aromatic. Very very fun.