Monday, May 21, 2012

A Minty May Treat

Hello friends,

I know it is not officially summer, but let's face it, it's hot here in the South and when I start seeing dirty children running around barefoot and not in school, I count it as summer.

So, hello summer!

I recently added two "babies" as I call them to our little nest. Their names are Basil and Peppermint, and they are exactly what they sound like.

Meet Basil and Peppermint!

I have been putting Basil in anything and everything I can get my hands on...and putting mint in any drink that will allow. Yesterday, Toby and I had a very relaxing day complete with a late breakfast, little chocolates, chardonnay (later that evening) and a lovely minty treat I will now share with you.

I'm not going to act like I made this up, because I basically follows directions on the box, but nonetheless, it was yummy. We made sweet mint tea and it TOTALLY hit the spot for a kind-of-hot day.


Directions for a lovely quart of mint tea:
Bring 1 cup (8 oz.) of water to a boil and pour over 6 Bigelow Plantation Mint tea bags. 
I steeped tea in a large, thick Pyrex measuring cup and then added to the container pictured, but do whatever works for you!
Steep for 10 minutes.
Discard tea bags and pour 3 cups of cold water into tea.
Add some mint leaves for some prettiness and tastiness (especially if you just bought a mint plant!)
Serve over ice and enjoy!


And there you have it! Hope you all are having a good Monday. See you soon.

~B~

12 comments:

  1. oh what I would do for a place to plant some herbs...... I've been throwing basil in everything too lately. always makes the dish that much better.

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    1. So true, it really does. I have been lamenting for an ACTUAL garden place, but I'm thankful for what porch we have...though I'm trying not to covet all my friend's large Southern homes, lol.

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  2. so sweet! cant wait for summer!

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  3. That sounds so good! Did the mint give it a strong or subtle taste?

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    1. Honestly, it was very subtle! The mint was already there from the actual tea so the leaves just gave it a fresh vibe!

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  4. Mmm, I love mint tea! So good all year round, but I might try to make my own iced mint tea this summer too:)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yeah man, it's totally worth it...it just makes summer a little more bearable I say.

      P.S. I too have a HUGE thing for owls...love it!

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  5. Okay, that tea is making my mouth water! It looks SO refreshing! Yay for your little plants! If only I had decent sunlight in my apartment.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Ah, getting the right amount of sunlight is my current challenge...we're situated in the back of our building so the sun plays peek-a-boo with us, haha.

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  6. I LOVE the smell of basil =)

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  7. this sounds too good! I will try it out soon :)

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