Growing and Cooking with Mint: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-145

Growing and Cooking with Mint: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-145

Glenn Andrews

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0882660403

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.















Growing and Cooking with Mint by Glenn Andrews CONTENTS Mint Lore The Many Varieties of Mint Growing Mint Keeping Mint on Hand Cooking with Mint Mail-Order Sources of Mint You’ll find dozens of uses for the wonderful mints — from using their flavors in cooking to enjoying them as live plants, both indoors and out. Mint Lore Mint is one of the great herbs, one it’s hard to imagine getting along without. Throughout the centuries, mint has been used medicinally for

height. It cannot withstand frost, so for those who live in cold climates, this is one mint perhaps better grown from seed. Mint Versus Fleas & Other Insects Probably the best-known natural flea repellant is pennyroyal, a mint. But other mints work well, too. Clothes moths, for instance, are supposed to be averse to peppermint. Insects, including ants and mosquitoes, seem to hate the mint smell we love so well. Many people rub exposed parts of their skin with pennyroyal and say that it keeps

mint. But first, you need to know some of the varieties of mint available, and where and how to grow them. Also, it’s important to know how to preserve some of your crop for year-round use, so you’ll always have some on hand. Then on to the recipes! The Many Varieties of Mint The Mint Family includes basil, summer savory, and marjoram, but the ones we’re concerned with here are the actual Mentha varieties, including pennyroyal. Mint is a hardy perennial, dying back in the winter in cold

potatoes with a fork, then bake at 400°F. for 1 hour. Now cut them up into convenient-size pieces and toss with the other ingredients. Microwave oven: Cut the potatoes into small pieces. Put them into a microwave-safe dish with all the other ingredients except the mint. Cook, covered for 10 minutes on high (or for 15 minutes in a low-power oven). Stir in the mint. SERVES 4 TO 6 MARINATED LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT BUTTER When I want a real treat, I often turn to these chops. 4 lamb chops

for culinary use. This plant typically grows to 2 feet. Applemint (Mentha rotundifolia). This is every Grandma’s favorite mint. It has excellent flavor, but wilts quickly after picking. The light green leaves are somewhat woolly in appearance and the plant typically grows to 3 feet. English applemint (Mentha suaveolens). This variety is easily grown (even more so than most mints), and doesn’t need as much moisture as others. It is very good for all sorts of cooking and its light green foliage

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