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loribeck Posted - Jul 10 2019 : 7:06:19 PM
I harvested some of my peppermint and after much deliberation decided to dry it the old fashioned way and hung it up to dry. So far I only have 3 small bunches. Tomorrow I will be hanging up my chocolate mint and my spearmint. I love the smell of the mint when I harvest them. It brings back so many sweet memories of my grandma. It always seemed to me that smelled like peppermint.

Lori Beck
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loribeck Posted - Jul 21 2019 : 7:15:24 PM
Annie, that ice cream sounds delicious. I would love to try that. Do you use an ice cream freezer or is it the kind you can put in the icebox freezer? I don't have an ice cream freezer and tend to go with the recipes that I can put right into the icebox freezer

Lori Beck
katmom Posted - Jul 21 2019 : 09:23:38 AM
ooh!... chocolate mint syrup.. sounds yummy!

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

YellowRose Posted - Jul 21 2019 : 05:36:52 AM
Annie, I never thought about making a simple syrup with chocolate mint or any other mint. Now I have one more thing to make this fall when I do my big herb harvest.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

AnnieinIdaho Posted - Jul 21 2019 : 01:40:43 AM
Hi Sisters, I made ice cream infused with a sugar simple syrup made with chocolate mint and it was divine! No more store bought mint ice cream for me. Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
loribeck Posted - Jul 19 2019 : 6:13:48 PM
I'm so happy that I will be able to get some more of the chocolate mint to harvest. I will have a lot more of the peppermint. There is an orange mint and a lemon mint that I would like to find. I have looked for some around here but can't find any.

Lori Beck
suny58 Posted - Jul 19 2019 : 09:50:20 AM
I have tons of mint, peppermint and chocolate mint!!I enjoy it all the wonderful ways Sara mentioned plus hanging it to dry in my laundry room smells so good!!

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FGOTM January 2018
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jul 19 2019 : 09:34:23 AM
Can this mint be used in cookies? To make like mint chocolate cookies?

loribeck Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 6:28:57 PM
What a wonderful idea. I never heard of mint sugar but it sounds like something that would be yummy in hot or cold tea. I'll have to give it try as I am drying some peppermint.

Lori Beck
ddmashayekhi Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 05:24:30 AM
Thanks Sara for the suggestions. I will definitely give them a try.

Dawn in IL

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
R.W. Emerson
YellowRose Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 05:10:27 AM
Dawn I make mint sugar. Dry the mint leaves and after they are dried layer in sugar. Great in tea, baking, and sprinkled on cookies.

Minced fresh mint is good in fruit salads.
I have cooked it with greens. Mint goes good with lamb; chicken; and pork.

Mint can be added to jelly; preserves; and jams to add flavor.

For a pretty drink garnish freeze mint leaves in ice cube trays. Cover with water or tea/coffee or fruit juice.

I'm sure if you think on it you can come up with some ideas of your own.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

ddmashayekhi Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 04:43:03 AM
Do any of you have fresh mint recipes besides using it as a garnish? I love mint and have two plants flourishing on my back deck.

Dawn in IL

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
R.W. Emerson
loribeck Posted - Jul 17 2019 : 7:31:02 PM
I love seeing the mints hanging up to dry. I am getting ready to pick some more peppermint to get hung up. This is my first year for raising mint at this house so my harvest won't be as large.

Lori Beck
windypines Posted - Jul 11 2019 : 03:15:28 AM
Got to try a new way once, anyways. If it works out do it again, if not try a different method. It will look fantastic while hanging and smell wonderful. The best part, no cost!!!

Farming in WI


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