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Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

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As temperatures soar outside, we need relief from the heat. Mint is a naturally cooling and refreshing herb that most of us have right in our own backyards (usually in abundance due to its rampant spreading habit). Here are a few ideas and recipes for cooling down with mint.

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Garden Bounty has Begun--Time to Harvest!

Garden Bounty has Begun--Time to Harvest!

The garden is producing in leaps and bounds right now, thanks to the rain and the heat. Get out there and harvest your annual herbs before they flower and prune back perennials to encourage new growth. The more that you cut your herbs, the more leaves they will produce for you throughout the season.

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Beet and Onion Salad with Spearmint, Egyptian-Style

Beet and Onion Salad with Spearmint, Egyptian-Style

This is a tasty and easy way to prepare beets. The tart lemon with the earthy-sweet beets and just a touch of honey makes a delicious dressing. The onion adds a nice pungency, while the mint is a surprise, refreshing addition.

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Spearmint is the Quintessential Summer Herb

Spearmint is the Quintessential Summer Herb

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There are many kinds of spearmint (Mentha spicata): Some are fuzzy-leaved while others are smooth; there are big leaves to small, and even curly. I like them all for cooking and beverages. Their flavor is sweet, cool, and refreshing. If a recipe calls for mint—and doesn’t specify which type—use spearmint since it grows on all continents, except of course the polar ones.

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