Dried my chocolate mint out of the garden. I like it way better dry.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
May 7, 2012 8:44am CST
Instead of tasting like camphor or vicks vapor rub, dried, it did taste like chocolate. I dried some and I'm going to give it to my T'ai Chi instructor the next time I go. I like it enough, I may give it for gifts. I really didn't like it fresh. Which is weird for me. I like peppermint better fresh and all the other mints. But this one I liked better dried. So have you ever grown anything in your garden that you didn't care for the taste of? Have you ever not liked the taste of something one way and then loved it or at least liked it when it was prepared another way? I was like this with eggplant, too, until I had it with tahini and lemon in a Middle Eastern dish in a restaurant.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 12
I like lemon thyme, lemon mint and spearmint. All really nice scents. I used to grow all kinds of herbs and even made fresh herb bouquets. Nice for gifts and lovely in the house. Put some in a pillow afew hours before you go to bed. Tried alot of different ones in teas too. Just adding afew leaves to the steeping stage.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 May 12
That sounds like it looks and smells wonderful!
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 12
They always were. The stems of most herbs are really pretty.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 May 12
I'd like to also have all kinds of mint. When I have more than one, one dominates and murders the others.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
7 May 12
I was never impressed with chocolate mint, other than the looks of it. It always looked so good! I let my cross with another mint that was in my back yard and now it's all gone. There are ways I don't like zucchini, but I do love it cooked with bacon (turkey bacon for me). I have to have it a few times each year. Other than that, I'm not all that fond of it and only use it where you can't taste it, like hidden in meatloaf or in bread.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
7 May 12
...and onion. Forgot that it takes zucchini, bacon and onion. It's so good.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 May 12
Auchini (or zukes up here) I only like in bread for moistness and in this one recipe that has tons of veggies buried in different cheeses. I'll have to try your way some day only I'd use Canadian bacon. Anything with bacon and onions has got to be good.