Mint and I have a love- hate relationship. It thinks I should only grow it, I think I'd like some variety, but I do use it.
My goal is to harvest it down to reasonable, i.e. nothing left except the containered one. So I have been coming up with as many uses as I can for it.
Mint yogurt sauce for falafel
Mint jelly for lamb
Mint and garlic as falafel seasoning
Mint mixed drinks
Chocolate covered mint leaves
Chocolate chip mint cookies
Chocolate-mint cake balls
Chocolate mint cake..
(I guess anything chocolate mint really)
...Mint decorative leaves
Mint extract in homemade deodorant
Mint extract in homemade bruise/sore muscle rub
Mint extract in cleaners
Mint dried in potpourri
Mint as an antinauseant
Mint for sore throats
Mint and lamb go together exquisitely. Minced lamb, onion, parsley, mint, garlic, and a spicy pepper all blended together make for a great meat mixture. Put it on rice, in a pita, however you wish. I also love mint in rice-noodle based salads and rolls (think vermicelli and spring rolls).
Me and my daughter planted two strawberry plants in her little 8'x2' plot.
I cleared a square foot of soil for them.
A week latter, I checked on them-they were no where to be seen.
Careful weeding of the MINT that had covered it, revealed them, barely alive.
I added circles of cardboard mulch, to give the strawberry plants a chance.
I dried my gleanings in the microwave, then I saw this thread, so thank you!