August 24, 2016
This chocolate mint slice is one of my favourite things to make & eat. I have always loved the combination of chocolate & mint. As a little kid, my parents weren’t into keeping lollies & chocolates in the house, but they always had a box of Red Tulip After Dinner Mints in the fridge. You know, the ones in those individual packets, that turns out to be pretty noisy when you’re trying secretly raid your parents stash! I’m sure they thought no one would look there, inside the secret fridge compartment. Or maybe they knew & let us have our fun, either way, nothing could beat those secret trips to the fridge eating cold, minty chocolate by the light of the fridge door.
It’s really no surprise the after-dinner mint was invented. Mint is known to aid digestion & naturally freshen your breath, which is why chewing gum & mints are well, mint! As for the chocolate part, well it’s chocolate & who doesn’t love a sneaky square or two after dinner.
I love growing mint, it’s easy, hardy & so versatile, it basically grows itself. Here are a few ways I love to use mint:
Make mint tea or iced tea
Infuse my water
Add it to fresh rice paper rolls
Freeze the leaves in ice cubes for pretty cocktails
Add it to salads
For a relaxing bath add some freshly crushed mint leaves
Make choc chip mint ice cream (coming to the blog soon)