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How to Keep Mint from Taking Over Your Garden

In your garden, mint is the devil. Seventeen years ago, I planted one, tri-stemmed Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita) plant, and it invaded every bare inch of my herb garden, its runners leaping over …

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2 Quick & Zesty Chutneys That Fight Off Cold & Flu

 In Northern India, where I live, most meals are incomplete without a side of chutney or pickle. Growing up, I took the chutneys on our table for granted, liberally spooning them on to my plate or sco…

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Peach Popsicles with (or without!) Jalapeño

These summery peach popsicles are a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. A touch of mint makes them extra refreshing on a hot day. If spice isn't your thing, you can leave the jalapeno out of t…

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

YIELD 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 pound watermelon, cut into chunks 2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped 8 fresh mint leaves, torn 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 pinch salt 1 pinch pepper In…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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Fresh from the Garden Tabouli

This tabouli tastes like a garden in a bowl. Very fresh and bursting with flavor. Enjoy it chilled or at room temperature. Perfect for a summer lunch, picnic or potluck. It’s delightfully refreshing! …

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Pasta with Squash and Mint

Fettuccine pasta and ribbons of squash entwine for this lovely taste of summer. YIELD 10 servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 1/2 pounds summer squash (zuc…

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Honeydew Melon Mojito (Recipe)

  A mojito recipe that doesn't involve muddling anything?! Sign me up. Mint is still on the list here, but, instead of muddling it in a glass, you add it to the simple syrup. Here, the delicat…

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Three Melon Fruit Salad (Recipe)

  It's hard not to be reminded that summer is coming to an end. But it's not over yet -- melon season is still in full swing! Embrace these last few weeks with this refreshing melon salad. Per…

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Grilled Marinated Eggplant with Mint

The other day, the mint finally popped up in my garden. I couldn’t wait to cook something with it. And then I saw the perfect organic eggplant in the store and I knew just what to do. Many, many years…

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How sweet! Maybe this guy uses catnip cologne!

Great info...thanks for sharing!

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