Friday, May 3, 2013

Trader Joe's Organic Mint

Mint, according to Larousse Gastronomique:
A very fragrant aromatic plant of the genus Mentha, used in infusions, to flavour liqueurs, sweets, and syrups, and as culinary herb. There are about 25 species, widely distributed in temperate and subtropical regions. Garden mint, or spearmint (known in France as menthe verte or menthe douce), is the most common. Its leaves are used to flavour sauces (particularly mint sauce) and salads, in cooking vegetables (especially peas and potatoes), and to season roast lamb and other meat dishes. Mint tea is made by infusing the leaves. Dried mint will retain its flavour for two years.

Get a 0.75 ounce container of organic mint in the produce section of Trader Joe's for $1.79.