I have been collecting mint recipes for obvious reasons. There are many uses of mint. Sometimes, I just bring some in, crush it a little, and lay it around. It smells really good. I gather a large amount of mint early in the day. I cut the steams close to the ground. I wash the mint in cold water and pick off the dead leaves. Then, I shake the extra water off and wrap it in a kitchen towel and place in the refrigerator. I can keep the mint in the refrigerator for several days and use as needed.
We do not generally buy soda pop. Water and coffee are usually our choices for drinks at my house, but mint tea is an alternate that is great during the hot days of summer and so easy to make. Here is a simple use of mint (not really a recipe) that is a great addition to a frugal, simple life.
I will add more mint recipes and ideas as we get more into spring. What are your favorite ways to use mint? Please share.