Box of Mint: Share the Love!

When my friend Jeannie gave me mint from her yard, to plant in my yard, she warned me.

Mint takes off. And mint multiplies. And mint just takes over!

But we love where we have it in our yard, and we use it quite a bit for cooking!

When my cutie-patootee niece came over for this party, we boxed up some starts for her garden!

I’m looking forward to trying a new dressing that Lisa shared with me.

Light Summer Dressing
Fresh mint, chopped
Olive oil
Lots of garlic 5 cloves+
1/2 tsp salt
Rice vinegar
Blend it in the magic bullet. Serve!

Jeannie didn’t know how much she’d be sharing the love when she passed down her plants to us!

Do have any herbs in your yard that you could pass on to other friends?

22 comments on “Box of Mint: Share the Love!”

  1. I’ve got some mint from my parents’ garden but I’ve planted it in a pot on the patio so it doesn’t get out of control. I love the smell of it, it’s so fresh.
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  3. I keep mint contained in the garden by planting it in a pot and then sinking the pot into the soil. The mint stays contained inside the pot but it’s still part of the herb garden.
    .-= Lana @ Never Enough Thyme´s last blog ..Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce =-.

  4. I’ve heard that about mint, so have always stayed away from planting it and just stealing some from my neighbor :)
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  6. I planted a “gift” sprig of mint in my mom’s yard when I was a teenager–took my dad YEARS to eradicate the stuff. Now I have three varieties growing in a planter OFF the ground because I know what it does–but I love having it around. My daughter uses the apple and chocolate as well as the peppermint to make teas–wonderful stuff to have around. I may get sneaky and put some in the yard–we have areas that could use an agressive, sweet-smelling groundcover! Looks like y’all had fun with the “sharing”.
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  7. Lucky you! You can’t beat fresh herbs!
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  8. Love mint! I use it with lemon in tea, of course, but I also like to dip individual leaves in chocolate. Let them dry and you have real after dinner mints! The chocolate dipped leaves are best with spearmint.
    .-= Lana @ Never Enough Thyme´s last blog ..Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce =-.

  9. I gave my mum some mint this year as her’s didn’t return from last year. I can’t wait to try this recipe out this year. I have basil and love sharing it with neighbors too. I want to plant rosemary and dill too, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  10. I don’t have any herbs yet!! I hope to plant some this year though

  11. None to pass, but I do have a wonderful neighbor who shares her herbs with me.

    In return, I give her some of our vegetables.

    Looks like you got a bounty!
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  12. We planted our mint under the shade of a pine tree in a pile of needles in the thinnest layer of soil in the yard. Suffice to say, it still thrives. Love mint in a whiskey smash!

  13. Oh lovely. I’m thinking I need to plant some mint. Don’t forget to make some tabbouleh with it!
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  14. Still don’t have my mint yet! (But my basil and cilantro are going crazy.)

    This weekend. I promise!

  15. We made that mistake with mint once and had it take over! Now we put it in a pot-but love having it one hand. I like it in cold water with orange slices-it’s so refreshing.
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  16. Hurray for mint! Thanks for sharing the dressing recipe. I’m planning on making mint jelly for our grass fed lamb we got in the spring. Can’t wait!

    By the way, I got my mint plants from my husband’s mother, that love like my own. :-)
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  17. Thank you for the cute picture! That dressing recipe was actually your cousins idea, I just added a little….oh so good!
    Up next for the mint…fresh mint ice cream!
    Thanks Sandy!

  18. I planted my first mint this year! I took my mom’s advice and planted it in a container, and then planted the container in the ground to help contain the beast! Hope it works! Thanks for the recipe! :)
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  19. I got a tiny lemon balm (bare root) plant from my mom. I didn’t think it would survive. Not only has it survived…it’s multiplied! The annoying thing is that it’s not growing where I WANT it to grow. I’m thinking of making lemon balm ice cream. :) Yes, I’ve shared the lemon balm bounty with friends. Or, at least, I hope they’re still friends!
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  20. Sandy, I love mint. We used to live in a home with a pond that had mint all over by the pond! When I am in a garden center, I have a hard time not pinching off a little mint…or a bit of basil, or rosemary. I just love the smells of fresh herbs! If you like, come by website to enter a giveaway for 12 “Style Sisters” napkin rings…who can have too many? Joni

  21. Hi Sandy,
    Mint is amazing how it takes off. But isn’t it great to have around even to add to floral arrangements, and garnish desserts? Talking about this herb reminds me of a great fruit salad that has chopped mint in it – yummy!

  22. I love how much mint we have in the garden. We recently planted a lemon myrtle tree and are giving away the leaves to friends and family to use in their tea who have fallen in love with the scent as much as we have.
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