Thursday, June 17, 2010

Things I Love Today: Fresh Mint

Having fresh mint growing in the yard is a great joy at the new apartment. For iced tea with lemon and sugar, strong mojitos and, if I ever learn how, Vietnamese spring rolls.

5 comments:

suburban prep said...

I love mint.
I usually grow some in a little planter each summer. This year not happening.
I love the smell and the flavor.

Rose said...

Everyday Food from Martha Stewart had a good, easy recipe for spring rolls in this month's issue. Turned out well for me.

jackiewd said...

i love mint as well!
spring rolls aren't too hard, check out: http://kissmyspatula.com/2010/02/19/in-the-kitchen-with-designsponge/

amy said...

Oh, spring rolls are so easy, especially since we know you roll out awesome (& complicated-looking) dinner parties!
Thinly slice your protein & veggies and wet rice paper 1 at a time (found everywhere nowadays) then roll up; mix some sauce (the "hardest" part but many just use soy sauce) & dip away. Voila!
Our family does: sliced boiled pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, cucumbers, graden greens & mint :) & cilantro. Sometimes even venison or beef...however tempting, don't fill too much!

syleegurl said...

I have a bunch of mint growing wild in my yard too! Apparently, I have 4 different kinds of mint (didn't even know that there was such a thing as chocolate mint! ha!) Let me know if you want more! :)