Each month I’m going to talk about a herb, spice or ingredients which I adore and love to use. Because it’s June and everything is growing really well in the garden I’m going to look at mint. Fresh mint. Mint is one of those herbs which has a strong and very refreshing flavour. And it can be used in so many ways, with savoury and sweet dishes.
Did you know that mint goes really well with strawberries too? The contrast of the green and red is a good start but the freshness of mint goes so well with the sweet, astringent flavour of strawberry and the two work brilliantly.
I love making delicious salads and then chopping up fresh mint leaves to add colour, zing and impact.
Combine mint with couscous, or potatoes and it just lifts a fairly bland ingredient and gives it the wow factor.