Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mucho mint

We have an unusual predicament...too much mint in the greenhouse.

We've harvested it before for making mint juleps, mojitos and even mint chocolate ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

Terry the greenhouse tech is going to hack away the plants soon to make room for something else so we need to pick mint this weekend and do something with it. Any good ideas out there for more mint recipes would be greatly appreciated!

5 Comments:

At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Tara said...

Mint sauce is yummy with lamb. You can make a quick and easy mint tea simply by pouring boiling water over some crushed leaves and adding a wedge of lemon. Or you can just chew on a leaf for an instant breath freshener.

BTW what is a "julip"?

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Waste Girl said...

dry or freeze it for future use....boring, I know, but practical.

 
At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Tara said...

Your post reminds me of a prank I played on your friend Joe at the St Albans pub. Whilst we were wandering the grounds I dared Joe to eat the leaves of an innoccuos-looking plant in the garden bed. Joe refused saying "But this is Australia! Everything is dangerous!!!" I promptly grabbed a couple of leaves and started munching, much to Joe's horror (seriously!). When I told him the plant was common garden mint he did not seem amused. Pity, he was so cute...

 
At 2:18 AM, Blogger 90south said...

I would suggest a mojito party.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Gaye said...

I'd agree with waste girl. Our mint (when we were in Sydney) grew 10 times over the huge pot we planted it in, somehow it loved the spot I guess. I picked the leaves and dried them, it's very potent dried and suits every recipe that requires mint.
Freeze didn't work that well for me, it just got really wet and rotten-like once thawed.
As for recipe, you could make a refreshing yogurt dish, tatziki.....
Yogurt, garlic, cucumber, mint, black pepper and salt. You can use it as dip, or a side dish with meat, rice etc.
Btw, mint is looking very healthy there in the pic! Nice work.

 

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