What To Do With Your Herbs Part 3
Here is another “What To Do With Your Herbs” Part 3. This time we are talking mint and making them into mojitos!! What I love about using mint for summer drinks is that it gives the drink such a refreshing taste, even if you add it to water.
Needless to say, my mint was over grown and it needed help! The great thing about this recipe is that you can interchange it with any seasonal fruit or flavored rum you would like. The possibilities are endless!
What You Need:
Mint Leaves (about four or five large ones per drink)
1/2 oz Simple Syrup (1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar, dissolved over heat)
1/2 Lime (juice)
2 oz Rum
Club Soda or Sparkling Water (I used Bubly)
What To Do:
- Muddle the mint leaves in a glass. If you do not have a muddler, you can rip the leaves up and take a sturdy large spoon and jam it into the mint and try to break it up. I mean this is real classy and how I do it haha
- Add in 4 four berries and mash with the mint leaves.
- Pour in the lime juice and the rum.
- Add a few ice cubes and top off your drink with sparkling water.
What To Do With Your Lettuce- Part 2
As we continue on with this series, part one was about freezing your herbs with oil (Read the last post if you missed). This time, we are going to talk about all that lettuce I planted.
I am not going to lie, I have never grown lettuce before and had no idea what I was really doing. I read online how to cut the lettuce so it would continue to grow. How you can achieve this is by cutting the outer leaves and leaving about an inch of the crown. This will allow your lettuce to keep growing.
But, what if I don’t feel like eating my lettuce right away. What can I do with it so it won’t spoil?
What You Need:
What To Do:
- Rinse your lettuce according to your veggie cleaner or if you don’t have one, just rinse your lettuce to get rid of excess dirt.
- In the bowl, put a folded piece of paper towel covered in water (the paper towel, not the bowl) on the bottom.
- Add the lettuce in the bowl, pile them so they have some room to breathe.
- Put a damp piece of paper towel to cover the lettuce. Make sure you rewet this paper towel once it gets dry.
- When you’re ready to eat it, it will be waiting! Just don’t go too many days otherwise your lettuce will not be that great. I did this overnight and only had to rewet my paper towel once. The lettuce was still crunchy and fresh tasting.
It was so nice to have lettuce that I grew. I know where my food is coming from (my mini garden haha) and I control what I feed my plants. #nogmo #nopesticide Bam! I feel like a real adult!