I chose mint as the theme for this month’s culinary smackdown – see the rules in a previous post. Basically you enter your recipe in the smackdown, then I choose a winner with a roundup of all the recipes. The next winner gets to host next month’s smackdown and choose next month’s ingredient or theme.
Since I’ve been on vacation for the last ten days in Crawford, Co, I am going to reshare my drink of 2011 – Peach Mint Vodka Cocktail. I still need to come up with this year’s drink, this is a good one though and it has yummy mint. Link up below with your minty entries. I am extending the date to the 3rd since I won’t be home until then anyway. I will choose the winner and post on the 4th.
Here it is:
Peach Mint Vodka Cocktail Print …
I won last month’s Culinary Smackdown, so this month (June) I get to pick the ingredient, cooking style, whatever, and hope you guys won’t abandon me, but will join in the smackdown. Mint is something I’m trying to cultivate on my property along the hill going up the side of my house. My daughter has been helping to plant and my son has been mowing it down every so often when he doesn’t pay attention. Not to worry, most of the time it comes back. Mint is difficult to kill off, notorious for spreading beyond where you want it to be.
I first fell in love with mint in college. I had an apartment in the basement of a house with an outside door and a little landing. Next to the landing was a small plot of dirt that someone planted with mint. I loved sitting on the steps in the sun reading a book and swishing my hand through the mint while the aroma drifted up all around me, so pleasing, relaxing and soothing.
I have a few recipes I’ve come up with, but since I’m …