Onions. You guys, he made a cocktail with onions. AND IT WAS GOOD. The only thought process to share on this one is that Chris knew he didn't want to add sugar so he muddled a thin slice of onion straight into the lime juice. Aquavit brought some complementary flavors like caraway to the party … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: White Onions
Commentary to follow Cucumber #1 2 sprigs cilantro 2 medium slices of cucumber 2 oz mezcal (Del 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz maraschino Muddle the cilantro, cucmber, and mezcal in the bottom of a shaker glass. Add lime juice, maraschino, ice. Shake well, double strain into a glass, and garnish with a thin … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Cucumber
It's not easy being greens. We are definitely in the green days of summer - this week's CSA share was full of greens like chard and romaine and herbs like basil and parsley. I tend to think of parsley and cilantro as similar flavors, and things that are great as an accent but overpowering as … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Parsley
My bartender is out of town this week. OH NO! I love cocktails, I love thinking about and drinking cocktails. But I leave the making of cocktails up to Chris most of the time. I've certainly never tried to come up with a mostly original idea myself. I was hoping there would be a softball … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Snap Peas
I. Love. Strawberries. I think I single handedly kept the strawberry seller in business at the farmer's market by my office. Quarts and quarts! Some went into popsicles, some went into milkshakes, some went on top of ice cream, some went in my mouth. Well, you get the idea. While the market berries had shown … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty: Strawberries!!
STRAWBERRIES!!!! (And rhubarb, basil, spinach, kale, lettuce, and parsley) I was concerned about running low on strawberries after hitting the farmer's market today. Mostly I'm excited, because despite getting berries at the market, our arbitrary made up rules meant we couldn't feature them on the blog until they (hopefully) showed up in the CSA. Stay … Continue reading CSA Preview
Bonus Box #2 arrived today and well, we have our work cut out for us. It's really tempting to cheat by using the amazing strawberries I got from the farmer's market - but cheating on week two of this challenge just feels like giving up! This week's box contained spinach, red and romaine lettuce, garlic … Continue reading CSA Preview
Chris and I got our first CSA box last Thursday, a small bonus box as a thank you for signing up for all three seasons of the Featherstone Farm CSA. Signing up for three seasons means we are heading into nearly eight months of fresh produce! We chose Featherstone because they came highly recommended by … Continue reading Drinking the Bounty – Rhubarb