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August 21, 2009

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Ganga

Lucy, another great post with wonderful photos. I have been making my own mustard lately - soak black mustard seeds (I guess you could use yellow or a mixture), drain and allow to dry. Grind with verjuice. Yum. I hand ground the first lot, and used the blender for the next lot.

Elaine

Sounds lovely, very refreshing.

Lucy

Ganga: Grind as in by hand, with the mortar & pestle? What a revelation!

I mean the French stuff is good...but that sounds far more mouth-popping. I'm loving cider vinegar, right now. I blame both Richard Corrigan and Kathryn Elliott.

Elaine: It is (and an excellent use of the leftover mint). It was a perfect day for refreshing, today. Warm, but windy and now a cool evening. A Scandinavian sort of thing.

Arwen from Hoglet K

Mint and mustard sounds like the best of both worlds for your potatoes.

Johanna

my mum always made this mint sauce for lamb I think - in my mind I associate it with meat so I never think to make it - love that you serve it with roast potatoes - maybe I should rethink mint sauce now I have a more adult appreciation of it

another outspoken female

I can smell mint sauce made by my mother just reading this.

The summer before last when R came to NZ with me to see my parents he carved a place in their heart by one simple act. He cooked them a lamb roast, something their 2 non-carnivorous daughters wouldn't do. I made gravy! After 20-plus years of not eating meat I could still remember how, not a single lump, glossy, just the right consistency with all those meaty juices. My mum with dementia nibbling her memory stood there with the fresh mint from the garden, sugar and vinegar in front of her and from a crevice inside her shriveled brain remembered how to make mint sauce.

I think mint sauce will make me cry forever more!

rachel

I miss english mint and the shallow bowl of sharp/ sweet sauce made from it which would sit beside the lamb on Sundays.
I like it on some squashed new potatoes too.

Spice Rack

This sounds quite refreshing. Mint tends to soothe me a lot.

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