Lemon balm is an herb in the mint family. Traditionally it has been used as an air freshener or as a tea. To use the herb, pick the leaves from the stem.
Feature lemon balm in salads, soups, stews, blended butters, with fish, poultry, pork, and egg dishes, in jams, jellies, sauces, or salad dressings. It can even be used in baked goods and other desserts.
This herb is at its best when fresh, as it loses much of its flavor when dried. A better method for long term storage is to chop the leaves of
the herb and freeze in ice cube trays with either water or in vegetable oil.