I love the mint growing on the side of my home.
All summer long my youngest son (who loves to cook) has made
the family deliciously refreshing drinks
with fresh fruit and mint.
My husband has made some yummy mojitos,
and I have been adding the leaves to my water with lemon.
I also like using the fresh mint for natural facial and skin masks.
Mint is one of my favorite scents.
In the wintertime when the house is closed up and the dreary
freezing cold winter lags on here in Chicago,
I like to burn mint candles and use mint scented beauty products.
I love mint in my coffee and hot cocoa.
With the weather getting colder I have been planning
ahead for the winter by preserving my fresh mint.
There are various ways to keep mint and I chose
two different ways.
One way I just rinse and dry the leaves and whole sprigs,
put them in a freezer bag with as little air as possible
and pop them in the freezer for later.
The only thing that I don’t like about this is that the leaves get
discolored so depending on what you are using the mint for
you can choose this way to store it.
The other way that I like to store it is to rinse it clean and
then put the leaves or whole sprigs in
plastic bags with water.
This will preserve the color!
You can also do them in ice cube trays and fill up a large
bag to grab and use throughout the winter as needed.
I believe that fresh is best, so having
freshly frozen mint in the winter is the next best thing.
! Have a Fabulous Day ! – Jenny at Dapperhouse