Mint brings to mind the cool, refreshing, and familiar flavor of peppermint candies and spearmint gum. The scent is reminiscent of freshness and cleanliness, which is why its flavor is commonly used in breath mints and even toothpaste. Mint is also widely used as an insect repellant and mice deterrent. In addition, a sprig or two tucked into a bouquet adds a special quality to the fragrance of flowers.
In the kitchen, try mint in teas and punches, desserts with chocolate, fruit salads, with new potatoes, and fresh peas. When using mint, remember that a little goes a long way; the flavor can easily overpower a good recipe. For a lovely garnish, candy mint leaves by brushing them with egg white frothed with water, then dust with powdered sugar and lay on waxed paper to crystallize. Find great Mint recipes here!
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