Have you grown mint or currently grow mint? There are a lot of different mints out there. We grow Peppermint, Spearmint, Apple Mint, Chocolate Mint, Orange mint, Lime Mint and a couple of others.
I love all the mints. They can be used in so many ways. And they are generally so easy to grow. If you haven’t grown mint you will want to keep in mind that they grow and spread quickly and easily!
Keeping them in contained areas is you best bet otherwise, they will run amuck! We have our three main mints in oak barrels.
Besides using our mints in teas, mints are wonderful in so many other dishes.
Infusing them in honey makes a delicious glaze for cakes, pancakes, and other baked goods. It is also wonderful for glazing fresh fruit!
I made an Apple mint honey glaze the other day.
About a half a cup of honey
1 Tablespoon of dried Apple Mint
Bring to a boil, stirring regularly. Once it hits the boil, take the heat down to low. When it stops boiling, add about 1/4 cup of fruit juice and stir in. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
I used peach juice for this glaze. You could use pineapple juice, pear juice or apple juice.
Once it has cooled down you can pour it over your fresh chopped fruit and toss. If this glaze starts to seize up, just add a little more juice until it is liquid.
The leftover juice is so delicious! Use it in cakes or smoothies!
Even if you don’t have a lot of room, grab a planter and plant some mint. You won’t regret it!