Sunday, July 11, 2010

Signs of Summer.

One of my favorite summer drinks is sweetened mint iced tea.  There is something so beautiful about a carafe full of bright green mint leaves (with their lovely contrasting brown spots.....).  The kitchen smells minty and, as soon as it cools, I can strain it, stir in some of last year's honey, and pour it into a large frosty glass full of ice cubes.  It doesn't get better than that.


  1. By gar, what a good idea! I'm going to make a jug full tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion. :o)

  2. I'm a newbie to all things farming. Tell me how you canned the mint.

  3. It looks like it's canned, doesn't it? It's just washed, loose mint leaves stuffed in my ice tea jug, then you pour boiling water over it, snap on the lid and let it brew. Once it's cooled to lukewarm, I pour the mint tea out through a sieve, squeeze out all the tea from the leaves and discard the leaves. Then pour the tea back in, stir in your favorite sweetener (or not), and put it in the fridge to chill.