Mint is an herb familiar to most of us for its breath freshening qualities. This can be very helpful when you cook with a lot of garlic! Once established, mint is a perennial plant and can really invade its surroundings. Mint comes in many varieties and crossbreeds easily. We grow common mint for its versatility.
Mint will store unwashed for a week in your refrigerator in a plastic bag.
- Wash thoroughly and remove leaves from the stem before use.
- Chew on a raw leaf after a meal to freshen breath.
- Make tea out of fresh or dried leaves. Just soak leaves in hot water.
- Add mint to any dish you want to brighten up with mint flavor. It goes well with chicken, potatoes, cucumbers, beans, yogurt and fruit salads to name just a few.