Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monthly Sweet...Mint Leaves

Photos by Syahroni Cropped edit by Dee at Sweet Scarlett

Mint Leaves

Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual herbs. The best leaf for cake and dessert's garnish. Great as ingredients too. I love the green colour and those aromatic smell. But , now days we can easily found Mint leaves here in Jakarta. And the prices also more cheap. Because we allready plant it here. No need to import them.

There are 30 species of mint, but the two most commonly available are peppermint (more pungent with bright green leaves, purple stems and peppery flavor) and spearmint (gray-green leaves and milder flavor).

Season: June - August

How to select: Available year round, but summer is height of the season. Look for even-colored leaves.

How to store: Keep stems down in a glass of water with the leaves covered in plastic for a week changing the water every 2 days, or in plastic with a damp paper towel.

Matches well with: carrots, chocolate, duck, eggplant, fruit, goat, ice cream, lamb, lentils, oranges, peas, peppers, pilafs, pork, salsas, tomatoes, vegetables, yogurt

(from Kitchen dictionary)


Andrie Anne said...

Mau dong daun mint-nya..butuh nih buat dekor hehe..

Dee at Sweet Scarlett said...

Ambil aja mba hehehe