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Old 09-22-2002, 05:06 PM
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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 10-05-2002, 08:37 AM
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Have you considered dehydrating it? I'm not sure what you'd use dried mint for, but I bet it would be good in tea!
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Old 10-19-2002, 06:05 PM
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I think that you could save the excess liquid mint jelly and uce that as mint extract. Either that, or the same except with a few additives or preservatives. I will have to do some research on that.
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Old 10-19-2002, 07:23 PM
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You know, I got an email the other day from about fresh basil. They said to stick what you don't use in a baggie in the freezer, and then when it's frozen to chop it up and stick it back in there. It can be pulled anytime through the winter and used like fresh. I wonder if you could do the same with the mint, or any herb?
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:01 PM
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Lightbulb Mint

Hi...this is my first post. Sorry it is not more timely. I dry all my different mints. I blend them them for teas or crumbled, I add them to muffins, cookies, brownies, and breads. I do not crumble them until I am actually using them, as they keep their volatile oils better in the whole state. They are a great addition to whipped cream, although you do need to give them a few minutes to rehydrate in the whipped cream before serving it on top of chocolate desserts.
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