View Full Version : What to do with all my mint
08-04-2006, 08:27 PM
I love mint and I would love to maybe dehydrate some just to make my house smell nice.
But then it would be really smelly. I wanted to know if there was anyone out there who would know what I can do with the large bunch of mint that I bought.
08-04-2006, 09:09 PM
You can freeze it in icecube trays, and then whenever you want fresh mint, just thaw a cube or two out! :D
08-05-2006, 02:06 AM
hang it to dry then use it for tea. I have 1/2 a dozen bunches drying in my basement right now. Think they are going to become christmas tea gifts.
08-05-2006, 06:13 PM
Jordan, do you add water to the mint so it's a mint ice cube?
I use mint for watermelon soup so maybe I could make watermelon slush, chop up the mint and put THAT in the ice cube tray...
08-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Jordan, do you add water to the mint so it's a mint ice cube?..
Yeah, water, or anything else really. I do this with lots of fresh herbs.
I think your watermelon idea would be great.. nearly instant minty watermelon slushie... :)
08-05-2006, 09:25 PM
A very old family member of mine used to tell the most delightful story about mint.
He was 10th in line of 12 children (10 boys 2 girls). They grew up on a farm up near Deluth MN and in the summertime their mother would break out the white linen dresses for the 2 girls, he said it took his mom a long time to iron them to make them so nice and crisp and on their way to church (they walked 2 miles) there was a field of mint that grew wild and the girls would lay down carefully and roll in it!! I imagine it would slightly crush the leaves and perfume the clothing and them :) Although he was 88 when he told me the story, he remembered that smell as clear as day and he just loved the smell of fresh mint and linen :) The girls would also pick it the mint and bring bouqets home to their mom who would make a drink for the kids.
I love that story
08-06-2006, 03:31 AM
I love it in smoothies!
08-06-2006, 03:35 AM
I eat the leaves. My friend said she makes a drink of it and the version she uses would be raw. She said she takes a handful of leaves, bruises them, then puts them in a pitcher of water with some slices of lemon, lime and orange. She then refrigerates it overnight, then drinks it the next day, straining it as needed. She said it doesn't seem to keep well beyond the next day because the water gets all funky.
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