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  • fara Aug 20, 2013 03:08 PM
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We have 3 bunches of spearmint, a lot for a small family. any ideas? I love mint sauces, ice cream, most likely anything

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  1. Mojitos!

    1. These Chipotle Meatballs are delicious (and don't reek of mint, just have a little "something" extra added by it) http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/chipot...

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        1. a little chopped mint with some watermelon is lovely and refreshing

          And mojitos. . .

          If you have booze storage space, I infused mint in rum for 2 days so I had a great fresh minty flavored rum for winter mojitos.

          1. If you're not able to use it all before it goes bad, mint simple syrup is easy to make and keeps for a long time in a sealed jar in the fridge.

            1. Make ground beef or lamb kebabs with fresh mint ground up in the meat, and serve with a yoghurt-cucumber-mint sauce.

              Mint-lime soda, if you aren't up for mojitos.

              Chickpea salad with fresh tomatoes, celery, onions and mint, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

              1. I grew up on a mint iced tea that I love. Making it proves a little elusive. I know it is made in a 1-gallon container, and that it includes 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 to 2/3 cup of "Real Lemon" lemon juice from the bottle, and a "large bunch" of mint. It also includes either 10 heaping teaspoons English Breakfast tea or 7 heaping teaspoons Earl Grey tea, which is steeped 10 minutes or 20 - 30 minutes, depending on which handwritten note card you're looking at. So: steep the tea in a little water. In the 1-gallon container, muddle the mint, sugar & lemon-like juice. Add the tea & mix to dissolve the sugar. Add cold water to mostly fill container & refrigerate. Tastes best in the company of people you love.

                1. This salad is terrific- Sounds weird but I really liked it.

                  http://www.oprah.com/food/Watermelon-...

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                  1. re: salsailsa

                    I do a similar one... No olives, no parsley, and lemons if I don't have limes.