You’ll never hear me fully answer the oft asked question by my Littles, “Mama, who is your favorite child?” Sometimes, just to see who has perfected the best eye roll, I’ll tell them Einstein is most definitely my favorite. Our ten year old Golden does not roll his eyes, stomp his feet, or talk smack to the one who feeds him so he is an easy contender. Until he pees on my wool carpet again.
I frequently get prodded to divulge my favorite herb. My reply? Depends on the day. I would be lost without rosemary, broken hearted without tarragon, hardly Texan without cilantro, and generally grumpy without an abundant supply of basil. But today, as with most days, I’m smitten with mint.
I keep a pot of mint growing in a container just outside the kitchen door. When our garden is in full swing, mint occupies it’s fair share of real estate too. I pinch leaves several times a day to freshen up water, lemonade and occasionally a mojito.
Here are a couple of my favorite recipes featuring mint:
Do you dare to answer the question – what’s your favorite herb?