Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

What do you think these green leaves are?

The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
edited 5:23PM in EggHead Forum
File:Melon_jambon_cru.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Melon_jambon_cru.jpg

Mint? This is serrano ham and melon. The photo is from a Widipedia article.
The Naked Whiz

Comments

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,609
    http://www.thegrowers-exchange.com/Mint_Kentucky_Colonel_p/her-mt05.htm

    looks like this one, its really minty compared to some of the others ive planted
  • It looks like a type of mint my dad used to grow in his yard. We were overrun with the stuff.

    -John
  • Yes, it's mint...serrated leaf edges, deeply incised upper surface (noticeable esp on the leaf at center). My OCD eyes see far more melon than serrano: do some diners not get any ham?
  • I'll go with mint too.

    But, I can't put the minty taste with the melon and ham, or whatever else is in the picture.
  • I noticed that too, lol. I guess melon is cheap, jamon is very expensive.
    The Naked Whiz
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,609
    stikes duck prosciutto would go good with that
  • Yep, looks like mint. Replacing a fresh peach for the melon is great too.

    Dave in Plumas County
  • Not if you are making jamon y melon, lol!
    The Naked Whiz
  • Mint seems to be the logical choice. I was a little surprised to discover in the Wikipedia article that the picture was taken in a restaurant in Japan.

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel%C3%B3n_con_jam%C3%B3n

    Tom

    Tom

    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    looks like mint to me as well.
  • Right.
  • My wife and I are mojito nuts. :blush: We always have mint. Thats mint.
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • i'm pretty sure yours are mint.

    i still don't know what these are, actually. was in my grandmother's windowsill herb garden when she passed away, and i was the only one interested in hher herbs. it goes great with roast beef, but i can't for the life of me figure out whether it is some type pf savory kind of thing or what.

    weird thing is i am always hungrier AFTER i eat something with it in it.

    after thanksgiving, where i used it in the potatoes, gravy, and in the salad, i was still hungry enough to eat a two pound bag of cool ranch doritoes. :ermm:

    mary-jane1.jpg

    had it with roast beef and mashed the other week. adds a certain piquant "jenais se quois"

    mary-jane.jpg
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    I do believe that be the leaf of Mary Jane. :blink: :blink:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
  • Good guess, but her name was Mary Catherine.
  • bubba tim wrote:
    I do believe that be the leaf of Mary Jane. :blink: :blink:
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: BC bud it's not :whistle:
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Stike, you old hippie. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Takes you a bit to get up to speed but you get there eventually :whistle: :laugh: :laugh:
  • what else can you do with it? it grows like a weed
  • Some may suggest brownies.
  • Believe me it's good in brownies as well but, you didn't hear that from me. :whistle:
  • The name of this song is 'The Wildwood Flower'
    Now 'The Wildwood Flower' is an old country classic
    It gained a whole new popularity
    The song isn't any more popular
    But the flower is doin' real good

    The wildwood flower grew wild on the farm
    And we never knowed what it was called
    Some said it was a flower and some said it was weed
    I didn't gave it much thought...
    One day I was out there talking to my brother
    Reached down for a weed to chew on
    Things got fuzzy and things got blurry
    And then everything was gone
    I Didn't know what happened
    But I knew it beat the hell out of sniffin' burlap

    I come to and my brother was there
    And he said, 'What's wrong with your eyes?'
    I said, 'I don't know, I was chewing on a weed'
    He said, 'Let me give it a try'
    We spent the rest of that day and most of that night
    Trying to find my brother, Bill
    Caught up with him 'bout six o'clock the next mornin'
    Naked, swinging on the windmill
    He said he flew up there
    I had to fly up and get him down
    He was about half crazy

    The very next day we picked a bunch of them weeds
    And put 'em in the sun to dry
    Then we mashed 'em up and we cleaned 'em all
    And put 'em in the corncob pipe
    Smokin' them wildwood flowers got to be a habit
    We didn't see no harm
    We thought it was kind of handy
    Take a trip and never leave the farm

    A big ol' puff on the wildwood weed
    Next thing you know
    We's just wandering behind the little animals
    All good things gotta come to an end
    And it's the same with the wildwood weed

    One day this feller from Washington come by
    And he spied us and he turned white as a sheet
    And he dug and he burned
    And he burned and he dug
    And he killed all our cute little weeds
    Then he drove away
    We just smiled and waved
    Sittin' there on that sack of seeds

    Y'all come back now, ya hear
  • definitely mint
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Looks like "yerba buena" ( A type of local mint) to me
  • When I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad
    Seem like total silence was the only friend I had
    Bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down... and won
    And it was twelve o'clock before I realized
    That I was havin' .. no fun

    Chorus:
    But fortunately I have the key to escape reality
    And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
    It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
    Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
    No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun

    Last time I checked my bankroll,
    It was gettin' thin
    Sometimes it seems like the bottom
    Is the only place I've been
    I Chased a rainbow down a one-way street... dead end
    And all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen

    Repeat Chorus:

    Well, I sat down in my closet with all my overalls
    Tryin' to get away
    From all the ears inside my walls
    I dreamed the police heard
    Everything I thought... what then?
    Well I went to court
    And the judge's name was Hoffman

    Ah but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
    And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
    It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
    Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
    No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun
    Well done, hot dog bun, my sister's a nun

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Looks like the mint that I have in my back yard during the early part of the season.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.