That was a good idea! I infused some fresh peppermint from the garden with some nice green tea this morning. Very refreshing! This will be my new favorite morning cup for a while.
I bet it’ll also be nice with some fresh lemon juice
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Sounds Delicious, K~
Fresh peppermint! Lucky you!
It is nice, indeed!
But it is also spreading rapidly throughout the whole flower bed… I’m using some almost every day, but for every bit I take off, twice as much is growing back. So if you have any ideas on what else to do with peppermint, I’d be most grateful! ;)
You can chop it up, then freeze it in water in ice-cube trays and drop one into a drink.
If you want to keep it contained in the garden, I have heard of people putting it in a pot with the bottom cut out and planting the whole thing in the ground.
Would have been a good idea when ai planted it…. But I don’t really mind that it’s spreading like this. ;)
Freezing it in ice cubes is a very good idea! Maybe along with some sliced lemon… Oh, the possibilities!
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Mint juleps :-)
Sparkling water with fresh mint is also nice.
Or you could harvest it and dry it for tea?
I’ve never tried a mojito… Maybe I should!
Drying is also abgreat idea. I thought about doing that once it has grown a bit taller. It’ll be a nice addition for my tea during the winter!
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is one of my favorites! Just add some sprigs to a pitcher of water (along with other fruits if you like, or cucumber) for a refreshing drink.
Dry it and add it to Gunpowder Green tea to make ‘Moroccan Mint iced tea’, another favorite!
You could dry it and use the tea for a compress for headaches. Or, you could use it for a foot bath for tired feet.
I think the mojito sounds like the most fun though! :) :)
....but you won’t be having a bad breath for next few weeks, I guess.;)
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Mint and fennel tops
I hear you on the mint! It’s a key ingrediant in one of my favorite rebalancing drinks though—so try steeping fennel tops (the leafy feathery part) with your mint in about equal portions for 5 + min. I usually do it in a huge measuring jug, putting the greens in a seive in the top to steep. Variations include adding a spoonful of local honey to the jug. Because it steeps a powerfully strong brew, I usually use this as concentrate, bottling it in the fridge and then adding more pure water at time of consumption. Enjoy! :)
I love fennel, too!
....unfortunately I just threw away the tops after making a little fennel salad…. :(
But it’s a great idea to use it for a tea along with the peppermint! No more throwing it away!
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My first thought was mint chutney.
But I came across a recipe for agua fresca with mint, lime, and cucumber, which sounds amazing! (pictured above)
These cucumber-avocado sandwiches with mint and dill caught my eye – so pretty!
Summer rolls are good with mint tucked inside.
And since you mentioned you have fennel, a roasted fennel salad with orange and mint.
Those are great ideas! Thanks a lot!
I’ll definetely try the roasted fennel salad. SOON! ;)
I already like to make a big jug with sliced lemon and cucumber and mint to drink throughout the day. It’s very refreshing! But actually juicing it sounds like a much better way to get all the nutrients out.
Maybe I’ll also dry some mint to make a mint salt with some orange zest as a seasoning for fish and vegetables during the winter…
Thanks again! I’m off to read some more foodie-blogs. ;)
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If you do try the fennel salad
let me know how it goes! I’ve eaten a fennel salad once, but never made one… So I’m especially curious about this one :) What a fantastic thing that your mint runneth over! :D
I will! :)
Yes, using my own herbs is nice and very tasty! Are you growing some herbs maybe?
I’m using the mint a lot in cooled water and also tea but once tried it with peas and almonds in a little salad, which was incredibly simple and delicious. It is so nice to be able to go outside for a second to get some extra freshness for a meal – or two. ;)
Those all look so goooooood!
I like making
homemade lemonade (because I don’t like it cloyingly sweet) with honey and mint, and also homemade ginger honey mint drink.
Stuff black mission figs with goat cheese or mascarpone, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with chopped mint.
Sauté julienned carrots, add a tiny bit of lemon and honey at the end of the cooking, serve sprinkled with chopped mint.
Make your own peppermint schnapps.
I like to make bouquets with pink roses and stems of mint. They do look pretty together.
Honey mint drink sounds wonderful, too. I’m definetely going to try that and also the carrots.
I’m not thaaat fond of figs, but also once ate strawberries with goats cheese and a balsamic vinegar dressing and some mint on top. It was really delicious!
The idea for the bouquet is also great! My SiL loves to add some minti into her tea and including it into a nice bouquet is a nice idea for a little beautiful and and practical gift.
Thanks a lot, nicolasc! :)
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