The Best of Thymes Herb Club met Sept. 25 at the home of Jeanne McMichael. The warm autumn evening was ideal for a walk around flower beds still colorful with Knockout roses, petunias and seasonal mums.
Nancy Cox gave the table grace before members filled their plates and enjoyed conversation about family and flowers.
Roxanna Cunningham reported on the Herb of the Month, cilantro. She informed the women that cilantro is the herb and coriander is the dried seed of the herb used as a spice. She passed around a sprig of cilantro. She said the attractive herb attracts bees and keeps away aphids. In Mexico it is called stink weed and also called Chinese parsley. Roxanna passed out recipes using cilantro.
President Peggy Potts gave a talk on the Language of Flowers. She said Flora is the Goddess of Flowers and in Victorian times everything was geared to the meaning of flowers. She read an 1836 letter from the book.
The Oct. 30 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, with Jean Hull as hostess. The annual Soup Night will feature Chicken Rice Soup and Broccoli Cheese Soup. Crafts will be led by Roxanna and Jean Alsip.
Door prizes were won by Johna Lumsdon, Lois Lawson and Carol Swearingen.
Also attending the monthly get-together were Sue Thompson, Carolyn Petty, Karen Staub, Pat Krider, Carolyn Trout, Rose Marie Weber, Sipriana Bussing, Ruth Timm and Sindy Phillips.