Nov. 7, 2020

Lemon Balm & Mint

Having a garden party, tummy troubles (this may help) or just want to use your fresh mints to flavor your sugar? I usually will grab a handful of each and strip the leaves.
 
Yum...they smell so good! Rinse them and put them in my blender. I may drop a few drops of water in the mixer. There is no wrong way to do this. Add sugar and blend. I throw it on a cookie sheet and let it air dry or put it in an oven that has been preheated to 250 degrees. Then I turn the oven off.
 
You can then eat it like rock candy or it can be powdered and put in a jar. Either way is good. It can be used to sweeten your tea or (when powdered) or sprinkle over a fruit salad or yogurt. Yum yum. I'm going to use my end of the season mint and I may offer a free package with anyone purchasing my elderberry syrup. I hope to get to it this weekend.

Make some today, be well, jonnie dee