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Mint: and you thought it was a happy plant

April 28, 2013
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mint-hades-body2Who knew that mint, a most refreshing, grows-everywhere-herb that we all love, has such a sad history born of a jealous rage.  At least, so says Greek mythology.

Bon Apetit  tells the story of Hades, Minthe,  Persephone and how mint was named.   I can’t do it justice without massive quoting form this short, readable article, so please do go to the original blog post and read all about it.   It’s interesting to consider Hades as a peacemaker between his two lady friends.  Nuf said.

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