A Conversation for Herbs in European History

Is this where we get the word 'sybarite' from?

Post 1

Elfrida


I think a sybarite is one who loves pleasure and luxury, so the idea of sleeping on freshly-strewn rose petals fits in very well smiley - winkeye
Congratulations on 'Herbs in History' which looks gorgeous as well as being very informative.

Elf


Is this where we get the word 'sybarite' from?

Post 2

frenchbean

Thank you Elfrida smiley - smiley

You know, I never made the connection with sybarite smiley - dohsmiley - laugh


Is this where we get the word 'sybarite' from?

Post 3

Elfrida

smiley - smiley I probably wouldn't have either, except somebody called me a sybarite recently (nothing to do with rose petals smiley - blush )
Do you have a favourite herb or flower cordial, by the way? My grandmother used to make us a delicious elderberry one for the winter, which I've tried to replicate but it never tastes quite as good.


Is this where we get the word 'sybarite' from?

Post 4

frenchbean

I don't have a cordial in particular, but I really love tea made with lemon balm leaves smiley - smiley


Is this where we get the word 'sybarite' from?

Post 5

Elfrida

Sounds delicious! I make smiley - tea out of spearmint in the summer; this year I'll try lemon balm too smiley - smiley


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