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Saturday Yardening - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Saturday Yardening
So folks are in the kitchen making things for tomorrow's feast, while I'm in my office finishing poetry and waiting my turn to make pear-ginger cobbler.

*door knock* "Did you dry any mint this summer?"

"Well no, it doesn't dry all that well.  But there might be some left outside, I'll go look."

I hike out to the wagonwheel garden where the sweet mint has been going nuts all summer.  Most of it is dried up.  I taste, and it still tastes like mint, so that's an option.  But this early in winter it's worth looking a little further.  Down at the ground, I find several perfect green sprigs ... frozen solid.  Tasting as fresh as ever.  So I break off a handful and take them indoors to be made into what turns out to be artisan soda syrup.

Gardening like a boss.  In December.  \o/

You never know when you'll need the old foraging skills of knowing where to look for edibles after  the green season frosts over.

Maybe next year I'll try freezing some of this stuff.  I haven't been impressed with previous attempts, but damn, this particular mint plant freezes like woah.

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