Isn’t stevia the plant that can be used as a sugar substitute? If so, do you dry it and grind it up or simply add as a green?
Yes, Stevia is the natural sweetner. I just use the dried leaves in with the dried tea leaves when I make tea. I have a little book, though that tells how to make a green powder and has some recipes.
It also gives hints for growing it. It is supposed to be perennial in zones 5-6, so this is the first year I am trying it in the outdoors garden.
Thanks for your support with the disgruntled poster, by the way.
Stevia is great stuff. Mrs. Augie uses it in her tea and has been experimenting with it as a sugar substitute for baking.
I’ve tried stevia powder and found it bitter enough I haven’t tried growing it. But, on another forum someone said they make a tincture of it using vodka, and that gets rid of the bitterness. I’m putting it on my “maybe, someday, if I have time” list.