The other day I was trying out a new recipe for a cucumber and avocado salad. The dressing used lime and mint, so I pulled out the chopped mint from the freezer that our neighbor had given us last summer.
My oldest daughter, Trinity, wandered into the kitchen and watched me pour the dressing over the salad. “Oh, mint!” she exclaimed excitedly. “Did you know that the ancient Greeks believed that mint was created when the goddess Persephone stepped on a woodland nymph and crushed her?”
After sharing this appetizing piece of information with me, my daughter then waltzed out of the kitchen on her merry way.
I, on the other hand, was left emotionally scarred. As will you be the next time you smell mint and think ‘crushed woodland nymph.’