herb helper 
a dictionary of 
common cooking herbs:


mint There are many, many varieties of mint available, although the most common are spearmint and peppermint, both of which are native to Asia. Mint has a strong, sweet flavor that leaves a cool aftertaste, making it perfect for hot weather dishes and beverages, both savory and sweet. Itís also often used to flavor meat dishes, particularly lamb, and is a very common ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Itís a summer herb, but is available in most supermarkets year-round.

classic uses: mint jelly, mint tea, mint julep

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