Tons of mint -- seeking creative suggestions
I have a TON of mint growing in my garden. I think it is peppermint, but I'm not positive. I use it when cooking a lot (mint pesto, mixed with fruit, in salads, in marinades, etc), but a little goes a long way. I'm looking for other ideas to use up my enormous amount of mint. I made mint infused gin last year. It was great, but again it just took a little bit of mint. I am trying to think WAY outside the box, here! Sauces that can be frozen? Infusions? Home remedies? Drinks? Anything!
this actually belongs on the Home Cooking board - i sent a request to the moderators to mive it.
in the meantime, a simple search of said board turns up TONS of ideas:
happy to help. i find it's always best to do a search before posting a query, because 99% of the time at least one other Hound has had the same question or problem!
oh, and one more idea for your mint if you want a non-alcoholic drink...muddle some in a pitcher of fresh-squeezed lemonade.
I grow three sorts of mint so am never short of supply either.
It freezes reasonably well but does lose some of the flavour. In the past, I've made a mint and apple relish - I've no recipe but quantities were something like a kilo of apples (chopped), a lot of mint (finely chopped), sugar and cider vinegar. Like most of these styles of relish, it'll easily last a couple of years in the cupboard as it's packed with the preservatives.