Ginger & Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Ginger and Lemongrass Simple Syrup This simple syrup works well in a variety of recipes requiring that spicy, tangy sweetness: dressings, drinks, soups, etc. Ingredients: one cup sugar two cups water *Rule of thumb: 1 part sugar to 2 parts water fresh ginger root- large rhizome about the size of your hand one fresh stalk of lemongrass Slice up the ginger root lengthwise into what … Continue reading Ginger & Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Savory Carrot Soup with Ginger & Lemongrass

Savory Carrot Soup with Ginger & Lemongrass During our first week at the new house we had band practice for the three guitarists in R’s Elvis cover band, an impromptu 50th birthday party of 15 buddies for R’s friend, aka, my surf mentor, and a Father’s Day get-together with R’s parents and their friends. Since our garden is still pretty much in peat pots, I … Continue reading Savory Carrot Soup with Ginger & Lemongrass

Simply Colorful Grilled Fiesta Salad

Simply Colorful Grilled Fiesta Salad Any colorful mix of lettuce Red bell pepper Yellow bell pepper and or orange bell pepper Green bell pepper Onion (I prefer yellow with this, but any will do depending on your taste) Simple dressing Keeping this salad simple with veggies only will even get meat lovers’ mouths watering! First, if needed, wash and dry the salad and set aside … Continue reading Simply Colorful Grilled Fiesta Salad

Simple Balsamic Dressing

Simple Balsamic Dressing Ingredients: Equal parts of Balsamic vinegar and olive oil Garlic cloves Salt and pepper Honey (optional) Not all balsamic vinegars are equal. The super cheap and novelty bottles are definitely not suggested. However, use something you like the taste of by itself. Most of the time, I just use the Kirkland brand from Costco. Olive oil is also a matter of preference. … Continue reading Simple Balsamic Dressing

Ahh, Ali Baba Watermelon Infused Vodka

Ahh, Ali Baba Watermelon Infused Vodka About a pint, more or less, of vodka (any brand you prefer) Half of a fresh medium sized watermelon cubed- I used a little less than half of our homegrown Ali Baba watermelon Sweet, juicy, crisp watermelon in your hands on a sultry summer day sounds sublime. How sublime do the torrents of sticky juice pouring down your forearms, … Continue reading Ahh, Ali Baba Watermelon Infused Vodka

Balsamic Beet Salad

Balsamic Beet Salad Ingredients: -one or two large organic yellow beets* -3 large or 6-7 little organic red beets* *Cut off the beet greens and save!- see beet green recipe below -handful of crushed pistachio nuts -about a half cup balsamic vinegar -about a half cup of olive oil -salt and pepper -2 tablespoons or more to taste- Dijon mustard -handful of arugula (add more … Continue reading Balsamic Beet Salad