Archive for July, 2011

July 28, 2011

Whiskey Sour Slush

Go find a bucket and make this now.  Hurry, summer slush season is flying by!  Island with a palm tree

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  1. boil 9 cups of water
  2. steep 5 black tea bags
  3. stir in 1/2 cup sugar until it’s dissolved
  4. add a 12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate
  5. add a 12 ounce frozen orange juice concentrate
  6. dump a fifth of a whiskey of your choice in
  7. Freeze! until solid (about 24 hours)
  8. it’s going to take patience, but you need to wait for it to be slushy
  9. congrats for waiting, now scrape enough slush off to fill a pretty glass almost to the top
  10. fill remainder of the glass with a lemon lime soda
  11. top with a cherry and some cherry juice
  12. Enjoy!  Preferably on a beach or under a palm tree!

What’s your favorite cocktail in the summer?

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July 27, 2011

Herb Conserve

The herbs are growing wild around here!  Even though I only spent a dollar per seed packet, I don’t want the fruits of my labor to go to waste.

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Are you noticing a trend around here?  I don’t like to waste!  I never knew how strongly I felt about it until I started writing about it.  So glad blogging helped me learn that about myself!

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So anyway…I made more herb butter.  It considered drying some, but it’s just so humid!  I couldn’t think of a cool, dry place to dry them properly.

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I also have been told that they can be frozen in water in ice cube trays, but I didn’t have any ice cube trays.

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Besides, butter is just better than water.  It gives your food even more flavor!

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I made them really concentrated.  That way I get more flavor bang for my calorie buck.  Now they are tucked away safely in my freezer, just waiting to kick my dinners up a notch.  Bang!

Oregano!

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Chives!

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Basil!

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Do you worry about wasting food?  Or does your quirkiness shine in another area of your life? Open-mouthed smile