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.