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Japanfan
05-04-2010, 09:27 AM
I love mint with lamb - I do a slow roast leg of lamb with spiced with loads of mint and garlic. And sometimes we even add mint sauce to it when it's done.

And I like it with chocolate too.

And by itself - iced tea made from fresh mint leaves, lemon and honey is just divine in the summer.

Rex
05-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Yep. I can tolerate peppermints, and that's about it.

I actually lurve peppermint candy, but I can't eat too much of it.

pat c
05-04-2010, 02:08 PM
I actually lurve peppermint candy, but I can't eat too much of it.

No, I dont know why, I just don't care for it. I grow spearmint, chinese mint, etc. and I love the way they look and smell, but I don't want to use them in recipes.

Jenny
05-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Mint can be surprisingly good when combined with other ingredients in a larger dish. The mintiness itself takes a back seat to a flavour that is fresh and cool. For example, I use it in Greek-style couscous salad with tomatoes, peppers, onions and feta, and it's yummy. Another is cucumber salad with simple vinegrette, green onions and fresh mint - perfect accompaniment to a Moroccan meal where lamb is the feature. And then there are cocktails of course :)

Cupid
05-04-2010, 03:42 PM
I love fresh mint in my Mojitos where it's crushed or bruised a little to impart the flavor.

I also like a handful of mint thrown into my homemade pesto - it imparts such a different and refreshing taste.

JAF
05-04-2010, 05:32 PM
Mint chocolate is barely tolerable, but the mix of mint, chocolate and ice cream? :scream:
Couldn't agree more - Mint :yikes:

Celery:
I do have a Love/Hate relationship with celery. :lol:

I do like a bit of celery raw for the crunch in salads and such, but hate it cooked, unless it is in stuffing, you know stuffing recipe that starts with sliced onions and celery that is sautéed in two sticks of butter. :lol:

IceAlisa
05-04-2010, 06:07 PM
And by itself - iced tea made from fresh mint leaves, lemon and honey is just divine in the summer.

I like the Moroccan hot tea with mint and honey as well as Mojitos.

bobalina77
05-05-2010, 03:19 AM
This in a round about way has something to do with cooking and recipes..

We just got a 7 piece patio set for $100! It's used.. but still.. bring on bbq season!! :cheer:

IceAlisa
05-08-2010, 08:07 AM
I love Trader Joe's almond butter with toasted flaxseed but am running out of ways to eat it. I've had it plain, on whole wheat toast, am going to try on pear slices tomorrow. I've read you can add a teaspoon into oatmeal. Any other suggestions?

Oh and no celery, please. :shuffle:

skatemommy
05-08-2010, 02:28 PM
I love Trader Joe's almond butter with toasted flaxseed but am running out of ways to eat it. I've had it plain, on whole wheat toast, am going to try on pear slices tomorrow. I've read you can add a teaspoon into oatmeal. Any other suggestions?

Oh and no celery, please. :shuffle:

I ate in on (albeit organic) corn chips for dinner last night...too lazy to fix anything or go out. :shuffle: Will go shopping today.

Allskate
05-10-2010, 12:17 AM
I love Trader Joe's almond butter with toasted flaxseed but am running out of ways to eat it.

I don't eat wheat/gluten, so generally don't eat bread. But, I love almond butter, so have found other ways to eat it besides sandwiches. I sometimes eat it on NutThins crackers. (Adding some of the TJ's pumpkin butter on top is yummy.) I've also tried it on PopChips (or the TJ's equivalent.) On sliced apples also works.

I have the regular TJ's almond butter. Does the one with flax seed taste much different?

IceAlisa
05-10-2010, 12:40 AM
I have the regular TJ's almond butter. Does the one with flax seed taste much different?

It's a little different: the flaxseed adds crunch and it's also a little saltier. I prefer it to the original.

Jenny
05-10-2010, 01:31 PM
We had chicken tagine with preserved lemons last night. :swoon: I have several recipes for this dish, but when it appeared in Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, Jamie Does ..., we were finally inspired to dust off the jar of preserved lemons we bought at an ethnic market some time ago. Easy, and delicious!

Rex
05-10-2010, 01:45 PM
Wheeeeeeee, :respec: to fellow mint chocolate haterz!

Oh and if you have Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease aka GERD, mints can make it feel worse.
I found out the hard way. I used to belong to this online forum for naturopathic medicine, and the doctor insisted that peppermint and spearmint were good for heartburn. No, not really.

On a lighter note, I made a delish recipe from Food & Wine for brunch yesterday - Southern Crab Hash.

bobalina77
05-10-2010, 03:45 PM
We had the parents over for dinner last night and I made a baked spiced fruit salad.. it was soooo yummy! Got the recipe from Chef at Home with Michael Smith on The Food Network. It would have been perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, but we didn't have any.