Mint Leaves

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  1. HeatherH104 profile image80
    HeatherH104posted 9 years ago

    My neighbor just cut down her mint plants and gave me a large quantity of mint leaves. I've been making tea with them, but I was wondering what else I could make or how I could preserve them so they don't go to waste?

  2. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    If you strike a couple of the leaves by placing them lightly on a sandy loose soil, or by using a powdered root hormone and then plant them in a terracotta pot, then you will always have fresh mint on hand and not have worry about preserving it.  Mint is easy to strike and can be grown from leaf cuttings.

  3. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 9 years ago

    Wash them, chop them, dry them, freeze them in baggies.
    If peppermint, blend them with milk, cream, and sugar, and make mint ice cream or smoothies.
    If spearmint, put them in curry or fried rice.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    If you hang them in loose bunches in a dry area they will dry well too.

  5. snakeslane profile image78
    snakeslaneposted 9 years ago

    You can make mint jelly, there's a recipe in every cookbook.

    1. Pearldiver profile image70
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.... Of course, excellent choice!  smile
      Do you think your neighbor would give you a nice lamb to roast, to go with the Mint Jelly?  lol

      1. HeatherH104 profile image80
        HeatherH104posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Lol!!!! Would be nice. smile

      2. snakeslane profile image78
        snakeslaneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, that sounds good...

  6. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    Throw a few leaves in a water pitcher with a sliced orange and lime.  Great summer drink.  Refresh in a few days with new leaves, fruit.

    1. HeatherH104 profile image80
      HeatherH104posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, that does sound delicious! Thank you!

  7. HeatherH104 profile image80
    HeatherH104posted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions! smile
    It's a great idea to strike a few but I've learned from my neighbor to keep it potted.
    I really like the mint ice cream/smoothie, I'm definitely going to make that!!!! And drying some will help me out too.
    I really appreciate that you all took the time to help me out.

  8. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 9 years ago

    i toss fresh mint in salads, with potatoes and other veggies.....they give it a nice change of flavour.   And...then my fav is to use them in a mojito...mmmmmm......


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