One herb we filled our herb garden with this year is lots of mint: Peppermint, Spearmint, Chocolate Mint, Banana Mint….
Besides putting it in teas and baked goods, you might ask what are some other uses for mint herbs.
This past weekend, I chopped up a bit of chocolate mint and served it over fresh fruit for breakfast. It was so refreshing and tasted great!
However, mint has several other fun uses: Crystallized leaves for cake decorations, herb sugars, herb syrups, mint jellies, cookies, ice creams, relishes…a tea made with mint is good for indigestion, hiccups, insomnia, colds or flu. The tea can also be added to bath water or used as a hair rinse. Mint is also good for chapped skin.
Mint also goes well with carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes.
You can use it to make yogurt dips or serve it on lamb.
So there you have it…just a few ideas for using mints. But the best by far? Freshly chopped on fresh fruit or served in a cup of warm tea!