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The MM fixed the electric problem so we have everyone home again.  Yay, MM!!!!!! Well done!!

Now onto something that has nothing to do with those crazy beans!

I know most of you are aware of my love of the tempting catmint.  The PM has nine planted for me in the side garden. I have developed quite a technique for savoring this delicate delight. I am not sure if this would work for catnip too, worth a try.

1. First off,  study the plant for the perfect stem on which to gnaw.

2. Pick one that has a few leaves and a few flowers for the best mingling of textures.

3. Once you have picked the perfect one, you need to put about 2 leaves and two flowers between your teeth. Make sure you have a snug grip on them but not too tight.

4. This is the tricky part. Slowly turn your head to the side and pull with your teeth. You need to exert the right amount of pressure. You want to pull off the leaves and flowers but leave the woody stem.

5. Chew slowly, enjoying the view.

6. There, that was nice.



23 comments:

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Wow, we jus eat one that is picked and crushed! You know alot more about those nip leafs!

Parker said...

That's an excellent technique!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I am going to make mum get me some catmint too. I don't really care about catnip so I hope it's good.

Huffle Mawson

edward said...

this is all new to me! and i like your action shots! maybe i need to do that, but first i nap.

Lux said...

Mmmm, suddenly I feel hungry! You make it all look so good!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

I have never eaten catmint but it looks wonderfully tasty. I like fresh catnip. Does it taste similar?

Tybalt said...

You make me want to try catmint, Goldie!

DEBRA said...

OOO Goldie
can you paw me some?

Purrss
Abby

The Cat Realm said...

What a technique! We have to try that, we employ a TOTALLY different one!!!
Mrs. OZ

Daisy said...

You are smart!

The Island Cats said...

Such technique! You're making us hungry for some mint, Goldie!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Mickey said...

Yay!!! You're back!!!
That is a great lesson too!
Catmint!!! Mmmmmmmmm!!!! Gotta try it :)
Purrs Mickey

PB 'n J said...

When we eat catnip it's gone in a flash. We've never tried cat mint though, purrhaps we could be better at savoring it?!

Ariel said...

"Wow" good technique I want some.

Eric and Flynn said...

You have a great technique. We will tell mum to grow some so we can try it.

Sweet Praline said...

Great technique! I must get mom to grow me some of that catmint!

Miss Henry and Marley said...

I am so glad you taught me that! I will tell my mom bean when she picks mine to do that! I sure like the nip! I wonder if they have AA for nipaholics. he he he

Miss Henry

Angus Mhor said...

I'm like my friend, Huffle. I don't react to catnip..I wonder if catmint would be good?

Squirrel said...

next spring--I'm planting plenty o catmint!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh that looks like a purrrrfect tutorial on how to enjoy the deliCAT herb Goldie! I am glad the scairy lectric problem is fixed that can be very worrisome indeed. Mommy love the story about the Victorian shops...we wish we could come for a visit to your island!
Sending you very much love instead...XOXOXOXOXOX

Tesla said...

Hai! Mommeh saz she been tinkin bout gettin meh sum cat grass... but didna know if i wud like- acaz i neveh like catnip or honeysuckle like normal kittehs.

But i does like eetin plants....

GRRRETA said...

You have excellent technique. That looks yummy. I'll have to talk Mommy into getting me some catmint.

Liss said...

That was a good lesson, I plan to get some of these plants for Nixon and Fatty next summer. I think they'll love them.

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