Keeping things simple in a not so simple world

bountiful basil

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We are home!  It is good to be home.  We spent all our time yesterday, getting ready for the week to come, including a few trips to the garden. The weeds had overrun a bit…

With the bounty beginning to pour from our garden and the market, we are beginning to swim in produce.  I am certainly not going to complain, this is my favorite time of the year.  The garlic is drying!  The tomatoes and peppers, well, I have a favorite recipe to share with you later in the week!  The kale is being consumed in as many ways as there are pieces of kale!  We  have a big bucket of fingerling potatoes from our neighbor and a large head of fennel (which my son keeps sneaking the fronds from!)

And Basil.  One of my favorites.  I plan to share several recipes over the next week or so that include basil.  But for now…

Thai Basil Grapefruit Lime Cocktail
(Recipe makes two-three cocktails)

5-6 Thai basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 finger full liquor – (I used vodka because rum gives me a headache, but you could use rum or gin too!)
1 1/2 cup grapefruit juice

Add basil and lime juice to a mortar and pestle and grind away.



To really concentrate the flavors, refrigerate for 2-5 hours.
Mix a small amount of basil lime concentrate with grapefruit juice.  (Adjust taste accordingly.)
Add vodka and serve.



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  1. Pingback: Cooking With Italian Herbs – Basil | jovinacooksitalian

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