Celebrate the season with five fabulous herbs!
This favorite of the over 400 varieties of mint is grown and used both commercially and by gardeners. It is easily grown in zones 3 to 11 in sun or partial shade. Its fragrance is as pungent as its flavor and both are readily recognized. No wonder it is a favorite flavor for candies and desserts. Since many dessert recipes call for an extract - try making your own peppermint extract to keep and use in your baking or to give as a gift. While fresh works best for the extract, dried can be used. These grain free chocolate peppermint cookies will be a tasty addition to your holiday baking. Peppermint also helps stimulate digestion and alleviate headaches, so makes a terrific tea! It is not only good inside our bodies but can be used in home remedies and body care. As a key ingredient in this amazing whipped body butter, it makes for a tingly soothing foot rub. It has been given as a gift from Erin many times and it's been very well received.