|Some plants have been part of the human experience for so long that we take them completely for granted. Like the pathway in our garden or the sky overhead, mint often is overlooked, despite its role as a basic building block of an herb garden. Ordinary, common and well-used, mint rarely occurs to us as exotic. But mint is a true botanical wonder and a breeze to care for. Its pleasing aroma makes it a welcome addition to the garden and—best of all—mint is extremely useful: it makes a delicious addition to meals, a healthful tea, a fragrant potpourri, an insect-deterring spray and much more!|
All About Mint: Uses, Recipes and More!
Below we feature some of our best articles about mint throughout the years. Discover 10 interesting types of mint to grow in your container garden, learn how to cook with these aromatic greens, and try 15 household uses for mint.
Recipes for Cooking with Mint
Mint is a great herb to grow in your garden, if not for its aromatic nature then for its versatility in the kitchen. Read on for delicious mint recipes and learn how you can add the fresh, cool flavor of mint to jellies, salads, breads, truffles, soda and more.
Use ginger mint to make this delicious sparkling soda recipe, perfect for summer gatherings of friends and family.
Unlike tomato-based salsas, this contains mint instead of cilantro. It’s good with chips and can be served on top of grilled fish.
3 Cooling Mint Beauty Recipes
This aromatic herb is believed to have once been the beautiful nymph Minthe, who was beloved by Pluto. Legend has it, Pluto’s jealous wife Persephone transformed Minthe into a low-growing plant. Pluto, however, made sure the herb would not be forgotten—he gave mint a delightfully sweet fragrance that is released whenever it is walked upon. Use this sweet herb in a variety of refreshing beauty recipes. The menthol will give products a cooling effect.