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Mentha 'Utility Citrus Kitchen'
Characteristics: 'Citrus Kitchen' Mint is a refreshing perennial herb prized for both its culinary uses and as a beautiful ornamental.
Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade for best growth.
Water: Water when soil seems dry to the touch. Mints do not like constantly soggy soil.
Soil: Your mint will thrive in well-drained soil of average quality and pH.
Use: 'Citrus Kitchen' is perfect in dishes where just a bit of lemony flavor is enough. It adds natural lemon flavor, without the bitter or acidic taste of a real lemon.
Growing herb plants is an easy endeavor, and mint plants are among the easiest type of herb plants to grow. Citrus Kitchen Mint is one of our favorite lemon herb plants ...
This is a delicious and easy to make salad that we discovered in Heirloom Gardener magazine:
Carrot Salad with Minted Yogurt
1 Cup grated carrot
1/3 Cup Walnuts, finely chopped
2 TLB raisins
1 TLB Fresh Mint leaves, finely diced
1 TLB lemon juice
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together mint, lemon juice and yogurt until smooth. In another bowl. toss the carrots, walnuts and raisins. Stir in the yogurt mix and combine thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, and chill for at least an hour before serving!