This blog in part of our continuing series on our vegetable and herb garden is featuring mint . And, boy how, our mint has gone crazy in just the past week! Inn on the Creek, a luxury hotel in Jackson Hole Wyoming, has a small patch of mint, planted long ago, that becomes a very large patch if not kept in check. Mint definitely grows like a weed in our lovely backyard area. We are not sure when the mint was planted, but it is dangerously close to a magnificent lupine that struggles to survive next to the mint.
While it might be a chore in the garden to keep the mint in check it is a dream in the kitchen. We love to incorporate this mint into many of our favorite recipes. Two of our favorite recipes are below. We have also started using the mint in flower arrangements around the Inn. It adds beautiful greenery and an amazing smell these arrangements.
Mint Iced Tea
We love serving this refreshing tea to our guests in the afternoon here at Inn on the Creek, luxury hotel Jackson Hole Wyoming.
3 green tea bags
1 quart boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 large lemon, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
1 bunch fresh mint, washed
2 cups cold water
Brew tea in boiling water, letting steep for 10 minutes. Pour brewed tea into a serving pitcher. Add sugar and lemon, and swirl in the mint, holding it by the stems and using it to stir and dissolve the sugar. When sugar is dissolved, drop mint into pitcher and add 2 cups cold water. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Strain mint out before serving and serve cold.
Recipe from FoodNetwork.com