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I planted herbs today on our back deck. I opted for planters because I've been told that certain herbs can overtake your garden and I want them handy because I use them all the time. I've started with mint and basil - my two favourites. Rosemary is coming in later this week.

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I've been meaning to try to make mint ice cubes ever since I came across the idea.

Recipe: add one mint leaf to each square in an ice cube tray. Fill tray with water. Freeze.