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Celebrate.. Happy Spring.. with Fresh Mint Syrup

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“As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat,”

Pliny

Mint, another flavor of Spring and Summer…a flavor we want to remember all year round.. and  Spring is officially almost here..

Mint syrup  has become ‘de rigeur’ or a something we can’t do without in my house during  the warmer months..to refresh..cool down and create all sorts of drinks and desserts..

Mint Syrup

3 lbs of fresh peppermint leaves (no stems)

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 fresh lemon

1/2 cup water

Wash and clean peppermint, remove leaves from stems.  Dry carefully. Pass leaves through  a potato ricer..  Place  this compost with juice from  the mint in a ceramic or glass bowl with juice of one lemon and peel of one lemon.. Let  sit ,covered for approx 2 hours. Place water and sugar in a saucepan and let bring to a boil, remove from heat let cool and before it thickens, pour into mint juice and stir. When syrup is cool, sieve out the peppermint leaves,  remove lemon peel and place in jars, top.

 

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April 25th..Hope to see you at the Warren Township Library for a sampling and presentation on The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:DaVinci Style

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Saturday, April 25th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, Warren Township Library
42 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, NJ 07059
Da Vinci and the History of Italian Cuisine program, book signing and sampling
Registration is required to attend this event.  You may sign up online at http://bit.ly/MLiberati-WarrenLib
For more info or for registration assistance call 908-754-5554 ext, 64
Warren Township Library   http://www.somerset.lib.nj.us/warren.htm

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