Julie Finn shared an excellent tutorial on how to make your own mint extract. She’s planning to use her mint extract for some DIY beauty crafting, but you can also use the very same thing to add a hint of mint to your baking and cooking.
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Confession time: I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but the mint plant out front took a turn for the horrible. The leaves and stems turned dark brown and brittle, and nothing new was happening. My friend Kip assured me that mint is hard to kill, and that sometimes it looks dead when really it isn’t. It was reassuring, but my plan was to reclaim that pot over this past weekend, while I was doing other fun things in the garden.
I headed out front on Sunday, and saw an amazing thing…
A lot of gardeners shy away from mint because of its invasive reputation. This recipe is my favorite revenge. My kind, old, brassy neighbor was the first person to share the joy of passing along plants with me along with the recipe for Risi E Bisi.
Awesome any time, use your own easy to grow mint instead of shelling out money for the packets of herbs you’ll find at your grocery store.
Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme -Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair” And mint. (www.pintosbeans.wordpress.com) An ace natural pain-killer for headaches,stomach pain,fever and flu, the Brazilian mint (Hyptis crenata) is sold as tea-bags and food-flavorings world-over. Like many of its sibling herbs, the tale of the Brazilian mint was told only […]
Does anyone really need an excuse to bake a chocolate cake? I know I don’t. But it happened that I had a couple of ingredients at home that I was looking to use up. I was excited to discover a great recipe I could adapt to fit the bill. I have an abundance of fresh […]