This week The Chocolate Lady from In Mol Araan is hosting the Weekend Herb Blogging. Bay Laurel is the source of the bay leaves which are used for their flavour in cooking. It was also the source of the laurel wreath of ancient Greece, and therefore the expression of „resting on one’s laurels“. A wreath of bay laurels was given as the prize at the Pythian Games because the games were in honor of Apollo and the laurel was one of his symbols ever since his unsuccessful persuit of Daphne. In the Bible, the sweet-bay is often an emblem of prosperity and fame. It is also the source of the word baccalaureate (laurel berry), and of poet laureate.
I tried a recipe for my slow cooker and used the herb bay leaf. I think the slow cooker is a great for busy mothers. It cooks lunch quite alone.