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Old 06-19-2006, 08:54 PM   #21
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Actually, yes that is exactly where I got the idea

OK I am taking you up on that. I would love to take some home.

I know last time we were at your house you had chocolate mint. Could that be the one you are forgetting? No there is no way my Aunt would forget chocolate!
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #22
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Okay, so how do you folks use fresh spearmint?...

Generally speaking, spearmint is used in savory dishes while peppermint is used in dessert dishes.

Check Indian, Middle Eastern and Greek recipes for lots of recipes using spearmint.
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Actually, yes that is exactly where I got the idea

I know last time we were at your house you had chocolate mint. Could that be the one you are forgetting? No there is no way my Aunt would forget chocolate!

ACK! Of course it was chocolate! I KNEW it was chocolate... I was just typing too fast and thought I had already said it.

Uh huh, that's what happened...
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:06 PM   #24
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:10 PM   #25
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I use my mint for tea. Nothing like steeping fresh mint (I have both spearmint and peppermint) for tea after dinner. I dry it too so I can have it during the winter.

When the girls were little I used to make peppermint infusion and give them a tsp or so when they had colicky tummies. Worked like a charm.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:12 PM   #26
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I like making mojitos with mine, but it is also great in summer salads.
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Whats in a mojito?
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:23 PM   #28
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take 5 or 6 mint leaves and muddle them in a glass with a spoonful of sugar (bash a bit to break up the mint leaves to release the oils). Pour in some rum and some ice. Top off with soda water.

I actually do not use rum in mine. I use casasha (sp?) which is very similar to rum. It is Brazilian and made from sugar cane.

A traditional mojito is garnished with a sugar cane swizzle stick so I feel the casasha works well.
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ooooooooooooooo.... that sounds lovely. Thanks GB.
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