Can you tell that when my brother and I played Batman and Robin, I was usually Robin? (And he was the Penguin or some other nefarious criminal who had me tied up and requiring some sort of rescue)…. Anyhow…
summer in a glass
I have no idea what this is called, but it is incredible… basically a basil/lime/gin cocktail. nummmm nummmmm……
- “some” basil leaves
- 3/4 parts simple syrup
- 1 part lime juice (key lime juice is better than real-lime, and fresh is great too)
- 2 parts gin (something decent… tanqueray, bombay, hendricks, or see here for other gin recommends)
Muddle the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the liquids. Add some ice. Shake. Serve over ice.
You can also do the simple way and muddle the leaves in a glass, add the liquids, add some ice, and stir. But I think shaking it on ice is way better! I’ve also made with sugar versus the syrup and it’s good too.
colors of fall
On Saturday a friend and I went out, supposedly to do a bit of kayaking… but it was wickedly windy, and we spent some time checking in on yet another friend (seriously… did the phone die because of the battery or because something horrible happened…thankfully it was an issue of the battery, but things are rough for her now, so send out some good thoughts to her!)
Fall colors of watershield, yellow floating heart, some water-lily, and who knows what else at one of the two boat landings at the dam in Mt. Vernon.
Common Ground Fair!
The Common Ground Fair is this weekend… I’ll be there with our Invasives display (though it has changed since last year)… If you go to the fair, come visit me, I’ll be in one of the two environmental concerns tents.