What is your favorite way to use mint?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
September 18, 2007 8:41pm CST
I made apple mint jelly one year and it was by far my husband's favorite way for me to use mint, but I don't think I'll have enough mint this year for that. I love it fresh for tea. It's an way different flavor, to me, than dried. But I think there is more there fresh than I can use that way. I probably will dry the rest for winter tea. But a saw a recipe for appple mint walnut bread, so I will have to see if I have enough for that. What ways have you used mint? What is or are your favorite/s? Do you grow mint, get some given to you, buy it at a store or a Farmer's Market? Do you prepare it some way or buy it already prepared (like in a jelly)? Do you have varying amounts of it from year to year or can you count on the same amount from your garden, friend/s, store or market?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I should preserve what I grow in some way, but I like to make noodle bowls for the family in the summer... our son-in-law grills beef, chicken, and shrimp while I fix rice noodles. I put shredded lettuce, cilantro, mint and cucumbers in the bowls, add the noodles, and the meats go on top... I make a garlic sweet and sour sauce to pour over. There is usually a lull between noodle days, while we wait for it to grow back! I keep the pots going in the greenhouse during the winter... we don't get as much, but its nice to have for holidays. Then there's the Mojito!!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Sounds wonderful! What's Mojito?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Mint, sugar, rum, club soda and lime... heaven in the summertime! Mint and lime are the two things that help me feel cool. I make them taller and not quite as strong, so they're nice for sipping on the porch in the evening!
@hailie17 (448)
19 Sep 07
I love minted lamb with mashed potato, yorkshire pudding and vegetables. Alas i do not grow my own but purchase it from a market near to me. I also like it in my hot chocolate I never really thought about all the different ways you can use mint in cooking but i think i will try something different now!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I used to love when my Mom would make lamb, she'd do garlic cloves. But my friends did minted and I loved both very much. That's 2 for hot minted chocolate, guess I just have to do it now! Take care
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Rarely, I put it in my bread. More commonly I'll put it in hot chocolate :) I know its not that outstanding but I thought I would at least share.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I appreciate all ideas. Chocolate mints are one of my favorite ways to eat chocolate, so you would think I would think to put it in hot chocolate, but I wouldn't have. That's a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.