Mint Chocolate Chip Scones

This was a happy accident recipe.  I had set some mint to steep in some cream to make some mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Then…well, I got lazy.  I left it in the fridge for a day or so and decided I didn’t have enough eggs to spare to make ice cream base and my … Continue reading

Vietnamese Spring Rolls – Goi Cuon

When we get a lot of lettuce from the CSA, especially that beautiful red Romain, I like to do a “roll your own springrolls” night. There’s no set recipe, just a bunch of stuff out on plates that we can roll up in rice paper and eat. Here’s a list of possible ingredients: cooked shrimp … Continue reading

Cucumber Tequila Cocktail

Yes, a first here at CSA for Three. An alcoholic beverage. And dude, this one is so good. Almost entirely CSA sourced and so delicious. The proportions are very approximate, so modify to taste. 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded handful fresh mint leaves Juice from 3 Meyer lemons Water Agave Top-shelf silver tequila Crushed … Continue reading

Warming Ginger Mint Chai

This is a recipe my brother gave me. I am a huge fan of ginger, of chai, and of turmeric. All of which are supposed to enhance health and well-being during the cold, damp winter months. Whether or not this tea is the elixir of life that I think it is, it tastes really great. … Continue reading

Watermelon Lime Mint Agua Fresca

This week’s CSA box featured a lovely, ripe watermelon. I love melons, but I have a tendency not to use them up fast enough. So this time I used the whole thing in an easy to make concoction that is the perfect refreshing summer treat. flesh of 1 small watermelon lime juice to taste sugar … Continue reading

Green Beans with Mint and Lime

  I was trying to figure out what to do with the green beans I got in last weeks CSA box when my Martha Stewart Everyday Living magazine showed up in my mailbox.  Lo and behold there was a recipe for green beans with mint and lime.  Not only would this put my green beans … Continue reading

Cucumber Agua Fresca

This is a recipe I adapted to use up more basil and also some of the lovely cucumbers that come in the CSA box during the summer. You can use lemons or limes and basil, mint, or any other herb you think will work. Cucumber Agua Fresca 2-3 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded Juice of … Continue reading

Strawberry Mint Conserve

Mint.  Man, is this stuff hard.  I’m making headway through my bunch from last week’s box.  Today I made strawberry mint conserve, inspired by the strawberry conserve recipe included in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine.  The original recipe can be found here, but I made enough changes that I feel I’ve come up with my … Continue reading


Mint is notoriously difficult to use, and unfortunately it’s all too plentiful in our CSA boxes at this time of the year.  Tonight I decided to take a chance on tabbouleh!  The first time I ever had tabbouleh was in college.  I had a friend from Syria named Hasan.  One day Hasan went to the … Continue reading