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Old 09-22-2002, 05:10 PM
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Mint

I have a large bush of apple mint and would like to preserve it somehow before the bad weather hits. Any ideas? I wonder if there is a way to make mint extract. I made mint jelly and you steep the mint in boiling water for that. Can that be saved and used as an extract? Any other ideas for me?
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Old 09-30-2002, 05:47 AM
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drying the mint would be the best way to preserve it. gather a bunch of the stems together and secure them with a rubberband at the bottom of the stems. hang rubberband end up in a cool dry place until they have dried. once they have dried i usually pull the leaves off the stems and put them in a canning jar. store in a cupboard so the light doesn't discolor them.

i don't think the mint water would keep very long after steeping. i also don't think it would work well for a mint extract. the mint water is more like a tea than an extract.

oh and when you use the dried mint in recipes you use less than you would use fresh mint. the flavor gets stronger when it is dried.
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Old 09-30-2002, 10:34 AM
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how to save your bush from harsh winters

Don't call it crazy, my maw maw all ways puts several blankets over her bushes and on the ground she pushes the the quilts closer to the trunk and holds it down with bricks.
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Old 09-30-2002, 05:35 PM
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Hi ... Mint freezes very well -- like basil. You can freeze just the leaves or the whole stems. Make sure it is dry, then pop into freezer bags. Once frozen, I crunch the leaves and flatten the bags. That way, it breaks into little pieces which I use as flavoring. It won't look as pretty when you use it after freezing, but the flavor is perfect. Not sure what zone you are in but here in zone 5, my mint is in a protected spot where I much it heavily and it stays green all winter. When I want some for decorating, I just pull back the mulch (and snow!) and cut as many stems as I need. Good luck!
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Old 10-03-2002, 09:26 AM
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Lightbulb food & herb preserving website

hello to everyone.
hope your day is going great!!!!

www.oldfashionedliving.com - brenda's site about herbs,etc.

this site should give plenty of ideas and answers to your question about mint.
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