10 Ways to Use Mint


Mint! Even I can’t kill mint!

But what do you do with it when you have it?

1. Make mint extract

2. Make fruit syrups

3. Chop into salsa in the place of cilantro (which tastes like soap. Yes, I’m one of those people).

4. Simmer in a simple syrup and strain; use in coffee

5. Add a leaf to each jar of fruit you can to infuse into the slices.

6. Infuse into water with cucumbers

7. Chew it to freshen your breath

8. Finely chop and serve with tomatoes and cucumbers

9. Add to pickles or salad dressing

10. Plant near door ways or garden edges to detract pests like fleas and ants

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  1. I have almost bought a mint plant for my garden several times but wasn’t sure what I would do with it. Thanks for your suggestions!

  2. This is amusing — I just heard of the cilantro = soap yesterday from a friend who dislikes it. Talk about chance that I would read your post today. Great list of ways to use mint. We also put it in our scratching post for the cats, they love it (not quite as much as catnip though). Thanks for sharing at #smallvictoriessunday !

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