Lemon Balm use: To harvest, cut the whole stems within a few inches of the base of the plant, gather into groups of 5-6 stems, tie and hang in a warm, airy location. When dry, store in a covered container. Use a handful of fresh lemon balm to make tea. Use in place of lemon peel in recipes. Add to sugar cookie dough for a pretty tea cookie.Add it to herbal vinegars along with dill and nasturtiums for a pleasant variety of vinegar that can be used in seafood marinades or salad dressings.