I’m too embarrassed to show you what the veggie patch looks like at the moment. I’ve been spending too much time inside*. Luckily last year’s beautiful heirloom tomatoes self-seeded while I wasn’t looking, so its not a total bust.
I broke the cardinal sin of gardening a few months ago and planted mint directly into the garden. Predictably it’s making a complete weed of itself, I keep being rough with it but it keeps growing back. I couldn’t bear to throw the leaves away from the last savage haircut I gave the mint, so I went back to basics – mint sauce. It’s so ridiculously simple to make and it tastes so much better than the bought stuff – you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it your whole life. Make it about two hours before serving, to allow the flavour to develop.
simple mint sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped mint
3 tbs sugar
3 tbs boiling water
3 tbs white wine vinegar
Place mint in a bowl, add the sugar and boiling water and allow to stand until cold.
Add the vinegar and stir well.
Serve with lamb.
I’m letting the mint get a little lanky, in anticipation of enjoying several large jugs of mojitos over the Christmas period. I figure I’ll follow my cardinal gardening sin with another – indulgence!
what’s your favourite indulgence?
ever made your own mint sauce?
* not that the inside of our house reflects that!0