By Danielle French

Tip from my Mom: Mint Iced Tea

Mint tea is a delicious summer drink served cold, especially, if you have a lot of mint growing in your garden. I have a few varieties of mint – apple (my favourite), peppermint, spearmint, chocolate and ginger mint….it can be overwhelming but you will soon discover your favourite too.

My mother showed me the most simple way to make it – no pulling leaves off, chopping or straining. She simply cuts a large handful of mint like a small arrangement of flowers and puts them in a heatproof measuring container, stems and all. Pour about 8 cups of boiling water into the measuring cup and let steep for 1 or 2 hours.

Remove the mint and pour the liquid into a jar. Keep refrigerated in a mason jar or glass pitcher. Pour a bit when you need a little pick me up. The fresh taste of mint is simply delicious. Add ice and serve.

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About Danielle

Looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, Danielle moved from Toronto to this farm in the Bethany Hills of Southern Ontario, and over time together with her family and her partner Shawn, restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land.

Danielle loves to create unique settings and menus for the many events she offers at South Pond Farms, such as authentic farm-to-table gatherings, bread-making workshops, culinary classes, and weddings. Danielle’s vision is to inspire others to share her vision of a traditional life and way of cooking and to feel the sense of history on this beautiful land.  

Danielle was also the host of a television series called Taste of the Country

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