What To Do With All That Mint!
I don't know about your garden, but mine is filled to the brim with mint! I have peppermint, spearmint, creeping mint, you name it, I probably have it. At this time of year I am constantly trying to find new ways to use all that abundance. This post is about what I have discovered about mint! First of all, it spreads like crazy, so be prepared. It is a healing herb. I steep it in a cup of boiling water for when my stomach doesn't feel right or when I've had a stressful day there is nothing more relaxing or soothing. I make pesto with mint, garlic, and almonds to top off grilled chicken or fish. I make a big pitcher of mint iced tea and put it in the refrigerator. I throw mint in a salad or add it to my basic vinaigrette for a boost of flavor. I use it instead of cilantro in salsa and guacamole. I make a fabulous greek salad using mint and oregano. It pairs well with just about any herb or vegetable. I love it blended with sea salt, garlic, rosemary, and olive oil for an out of this world marinade for meats such as lamb or pork. It is such a beautiful and versatile herb and the fact that it comes in such an abundance just adds to its beauty. So, grab a bunch from your yard or from mine and discover the taste of mint!