Posts Tagged ‘mint’

Staying Cool With Flavoured Ice

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The long weekend is here and you know what that means right? It is time to drink lots of liquids! And make sure those liquids are cold by using lots of ice. Plain old ice cubes won’t cut it this weekend. Bust out a few party tricks to kick your ice cubes up a notch. For a punch bowl you can make a fruit filled ice ring or try individual big block cubes flavoured with fresh fruit for cocktails.  Continue »



Let’s Talk Tabbouleh

 

Quinoa and Kale Tabbouleh, just one of many variations you can try. Recipe here.

Quinoa, Carrot and Kale Tabbouleh, just one of many variations you can try. Recipe can be found at Taste Food Blog here.

 

Tabbouleh , the traditional dish from the Middle East is a great salad that is almost a meal in itself, and the end of summer is one of the best times to make it; your garden is brimming with plump tomatoes or cherry tomatoes perfectly ripened on the vine, cucumbers, despite the heat, are crisp and cool, the parsley and mint are running rampant, while green onions or chives are ready and waiting to shine. Continue »



How To Save the Summer

I hate to bring it up, but fall is right around the corner. Seems like such a shame that your herbs which have been growing like gangbusters all summer will be wasting away or freezing to death at the first frost. No matter how often you use them, there they are, growing like happy weeds. The sight of bushy tarragon plants, basil, thyme and mint mint mint  everywhere will remind you that you really should be doing something to capture their delightful fresh essence to enjoy over the leaden winter. Continue »