Mighty Mint

| 6/15/2015 1:59:00 PM

Renee-Lucie BenoitSorry about the bad pun, but honestly sometimes it seems mint comes to save the day. Right now we have a well-established bed of it in our garden, and I can find so many uses for it.

It's been terribly hot and dry so I've been picking it and drying it for tea. This mint is good now, but it will be especially good this winter. I've also been making small bundles and putting it in ice water for a little flavored water treat. If you like Mojitos like I do, the fresh mint just makes them special. If only I could be sitting in a bar in Cuba by the ocean instead of here. Oh, well, another lifetime.

Iced Mint Water or Tea

Pick mint in the morning when the oils are strongest. Rinse your mint clean then make a little bundle by wrapping a rubber band around the stems. Add the little bundle to ice water. Let steep for a few minutes and enjoy.

Mint Tisane

Pick a nice big bundle of mint.