Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

A Summertime Favorite: Fresh Mint Recipes

| 5/23/2011 8:00:07 PM

J.RushingJessy Rushing is a Texas gardener who fell in love with herbs after tripping into a rosemary shrub one day. The scent on her clothes cheered her up all afternoon. Her curiosity was aroused and since then her herb gardening has been part investigation, part experimentation and most importantly, part delight. 

Nothing is more invigorating to me than the aroma of mint. My senses feel sharper, my mind keener and my attitude is immediately elevated. If you’ve never grown herbs or had bad luck with them, you will be successful growing mint. It will grow everywhere, except possibly the frozen tundra of Alaska. Keeping mint from overtaking a garden can be a full time job, unless you plant it in containers.

Mint, a perennial, has been a garden staple for thousands of years. In Greek mythology, Minthe was Pluto’s girlfriend. Pluto’s wife, Persephone, was not pleased with this arrangement and turned the beautiful Minthe into a lowly groundcover. Pluto could not reverse the spell, but instead gave the plant the wonderful aroma when its leaves are bruised or its stems crushed.

I have a friend at work that keeps me supplied in fresh mint, so I spent this weekend trying different mint recipes. Some were better than others, so I’m sharing the really yummy ones with you.

Mint Chutney 

• 2 1/2 cups fresh mint, chopped
• 1/3 cup minced onion
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper flakes
• 1/2 teaspoon salt

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me