Mint Leaves

Can you spot them?

I looked deep into my garden yesterday, underneath the sunflower, cucumber leaves and trailing pea plants.  What was that weed that is growing so fast?  It is in the back row, where I don’t pay as much attention because I have to go into my neighbor’s yard to see past the tomato plants.

That weed. It was growing so fast! And then I realized: I had planted mint in that square.  It is not a weed, only growing like one.

What am I going to do with all that mint?  I have enough to make an entire mint-themed dinner, from appetizer to dessert!  This looks like an excuse for a party.

Mint and Pea Pesto

Princess and the Pea Pesto

Strawberry Mint Lassi

Spring Peas with Mint

Asparagus and Mint Risotto

Junior Mints Cupcakes

Junior Mints Cupcakes

Do you have any favorite mint recipes?


Why can’t we make hamburgers?

This morning, while I was pulling leaves and Tom was getting rid of old logs, we caught Cassatt playing with the grill. He took out the starter. Smart kid, but can you please not take things apart? (I hear his father did that as a child too, so this must be retribution.)

This evening when Tom went to light the grill for dinner, he discovered the grill won’t light. Not only that, but wasps built a nest in the grill overnight. Literally. As in, we used it yesterday and there were no wasps.

The hamburger has been thawing since yesterday, but I’m too tired to figure out what to do with it. So … Pizza for dinner. I refuse to feel guilty about this.

What’s on my menu?

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