Too cool for summer: delicious minty recipes

Is that a plum tarte?  Why, yes it is.  But what’s that it’s wearing on its head? About this week’s ingredient: Mint has a funny history.  The name comes from the Greek word minthe; according to Greek mythology, Minthe was a nymph whom Persephone, the wife of Hades, transformed into a mint plant.  Sources do no indicate whether Minthe the nymph was originally a pleasant minty flavor. And here’s something else: mint is not an only child.  It belongs to the Mint Family, a group of plants including basil, sage,... Read The Rest →