Reviews for: Fresh Picked Bay Leaf Still On Branch - 100
from: Schmidt Road Ranch
Absolutely stunning quality!
By: Michael Okusa (Apr 14, 2014)
I loved these bay leaves so much, I had to leave a 2nd 5 star review! I really love how well these California Bay Leaves work in dessert applications. Bay Leaf and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Caramelized Pineapple and Bay Leaf Sorbet... Next I might try David Lebovitz's Bay Leaf Pound Cake. The aroma is sweet, herbal, spicy, intoxicating. What's even better is the source - Schmidt Road Ranch did a beautiful job packaging and charged very reasonably compared to what you will find in a specialty grocery store.
A tip: Learn from my mistake - don't let the leaves stay in the ziploc bag. They became moldy after a week or so. That was my mistake entirely, though. The 2nd time around I tied them to a thumb tack and let them hang to air dry. Even dry, their aroma will not fade. Infuse tea, simple syrup, high proof alcohol, hot milk or cream and be seduced by a new flavor!
By: marilyn wolgat (Dec 5, 2013)
Beautifully packed and tied with a ribbon. A generous bunch. I have never had fresh bay leaf much less American grown. My chicken soup, and spaghetti recipes came out great. I dry herbs and catnip in the refrigerator, Untie the bundle, and loosely wrap in waxed paper. Put a thin rubber band around the bottom of the bundle to gently hold it together, and lay flat in one of the shelves of the door, open side up. You can stack herb bundles as long as they are not wrapped air tight. It takes a few weeks, but herbs dried that way come out green, crisp. After some weeks drying in the frig, the bay leaves are still flexible. Tear them and they give off their fragrance. I waited to see how they dried before writing this review. I have more than a years supply. I will never buy the imported stuff again. Thanks for the lovely plants..
By: (Jul 16, 2012)
I received my order Saturday of 100 fresh picked California bay (laurel) leaves from Schmidt Road Ranch. My order was promptly processed and shipped. When I opened the package, I was very pleased by the lovely fragerance and aroma that filled the air and the presentation of the product as I recieved it (bundled sprigs rubber banded and tied with a yellow ribbon). I'm using the leaves around my house and motor home to repel ants and it appears to be working! Thank you for your personal touch and this quality product. I will be ordering again! Kind regards...Tina
Fresh Picked Bay Leaf Still On Branch
By: Constance Jones (Jun 5, 2012)
Beautiful product..packing and ship time perfect!!! I needed these leaves to design a headdress for the Educator of the Year Ceremony and they are so PERFECT!!! Fresh and on the branch!!! Thanks for being out there for people like me! I will order again....