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4/4/12 10:31 A

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I also do ice cubes with twists of lime, raspberries, strawberry slices etc. If your making a punch for a party I use an old circular gelatin mold filled with fruit and instead of using water I'll put diet Sprite or some other "clear" pop in it. It keeps your punch cool but doesn't water it down.

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that is a lovely idea!!

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4/2/12 11:59 P

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I take sprigs of it and put it into my ice cube trays with a lemon twist...add water and freeze. I love to just grab a few cubes and put into my tea or plain water. It not only tastes great but during the Summer it's just "pretty" when you have guests over for a BBQ.

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1/12/12 5:50 P

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mint-hybiscu tea yum

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7/17/11 1:45 A

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i have apple mint and chocolate mint. i am starting to find ways to use more of my herbs. i enjoy mint in my lemondade, but will still look for more ideas,

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7/11/11 7:00 P

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I love all these great ideas - keep 'em coming!

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7/11/11 8:51 A

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I like to throw a few leaves into my fruit smoothies. I find that I don't have to add sugar and it adds a refreshing quality.

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new idea. had you thought of making a potpourri of it to scent the house? many potpourris contain mint, I think, but if not, it should be lovely if you can retain the scent. hang stems upside down all over the house for scent, that could work too.


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my favorite would be mint tea. I love mint tea. but if you decide to dry it... for those who like it dried, be sure to keep it out of the way of the sun, and away from heat. you barely want to warm it and your main goal is to keep air moving over it. it will loose it's volatile oils if you warm it to much and 95 percent of it's flavor. end up with grass tea with a hint if mint. LOL

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In bread? Now that wouldn't have occurred to me at all. Tell me more!

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I make tea of it. It's delicious, soothing when you have congestion in the sinus's or gas in the stomach, and refreshing for iced tea.

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6/20/11 6:33 A

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I gather a few stems with leaves, put a rubberband around the bunch and use it as a basting brush...
In a bowl, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar
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olive oil and fresh lemon juice...
let the bunch sit in the mixture for 10 or so minutes. The flavor will infuse in the mixture and then you can use the mint bundle as a basting brush while grilling your chicken, pork or lamb on your gril...The more you baste with the mixture and bundle the more flavor you'll get on your grilled food.
I, also, add garlic in my mixture.

I freeze my mint...just wash and air dry till moisture is gone. (use your salad spinner to get rid of most of the water) Put in a ziplock bag, roll out the air and zip it closed...label and date and place in the freezer.
Take out what you need and refreeze the rest. Taste just like you just picked it.

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I use it in tea, salads, main dishes , chutney, some breads for starters.

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6/19/11 9:05 P

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I'll put it in salads, sometimes - it goes well with cucumbers - it will get completely out of hand if you don't corral it - makes a great container plant!



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Sunset has some great Chocolate Mint recipes this month: Grilled Lamb with chocolate mint salsa, Moroccan chocolate mint tea, Chocolate mint pots de creme. Can't wait to try them, but my mint plants aren't quite big enough to harvest from yet - I will save the recipes for next month!

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I have chocolate mint out my back door.

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Google it - you will be amazed at all the things mint can be used for!!

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Add it to green tea?
This reminded me that I meant to buy mint at the farmers market yesterday because I had a really refreshing drink last week with gin, soda, mint, cucumber and lime. I am not a big drinker, but I did enjoy this, and thought it might taste just as good without the gin...

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my mom always encourages me to make mint jelly, but I don't eat mint jelly, so it seems a waste of time and sugar. I drink maybe one mojito a year. other than that, I don't use the mint that came with the house. right now, I'm primarily using it to mulch the tomatoes because the smell seems to be a deterrent to the aphid like bugs that bothered them last year (I have marigolds there, too). What do others do with their mint?

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