Mint Magic

A little sprig here, a little one there … mint makes food pop!

A little sprig here, a little one there … mint makes food pop!

Mint is my best friend. I can grow it abundantly, and it is put to task all the time when entertaining. There are many ways to use mint in decorating. One is to float it along with sliced citrus or strawberries in a pitcher of ice water. Tuck it in between pastries on a pretty plate, or mound a healthy handful on a tray to use in drinks.

Mint does not wilt easily, so you can simply lay it on a tray or put in water for a longer life.

Mint does not wilt easily, so you can simply lay it on a tray or put in water for a longer life.

You don’t have to love the taste of mint to use it in food displays. I julienne a few pieces and sprinkle them over fresh berries. If a guest doesn’t like the taste, they are easy to brush aside.

You don’t have to love the taste of mint to use it in food displays. I julienne a few pieces and sprinkle them over fresh berries. If a guest doesn’t like the taste, they are easy to brush aside.



mary van hielFood, design