My simple pleasure...smelling home grown mint
I love it when summer arrives, the mint springs into life and I can finally use freshly cut mint in summer drinks and for cooking. I love adding a small sprig of mint to summer drinks, my favourites are when it is combined with elderflower. Drinking a glass of elderflower cordial with ice and a big sprig of mint, or a refreshing glass of elderflower gin and tonic with mint are my favourites. The delicious combination of summer sunshine, mint and elderflower is heavenly. I am currently growing three types of mint, Garden mint, Moroccan mint and Basil mint, altogether in the same container. Each year the mint grows more prolific delivering an ever increasingly large crop of leaves for us to enjoy. But the season of mint doesn't last long enough as it begins to die back in autumn.
So as we say a fond farewell to the warm weather and the summer over the next few weeks I will be making the most of having fresh home grown mint in our garden and getting a fix of one of my simple pleasures.