Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mint Arnold Palmer with Agave

The perfect vehicle of refreshment. Mint to ease the nausea that accompanies the oppressive Pennsylvania humidity, lemon to brighten things up and agave to sweeten the deal.

mint arnold palmer

Mint Arnold Palmer with Agave
makes one serving

2-3 T agave nectar, sweetness is your preference
about 5 mint leaves
.25 C lemon juice
.75 C fresh brewed mint tea, cooled

Combine mint leaves and agave in a tall glass and muddle a bit to release mint oils. Add lemon juice and tea and stir. Drop in the ice and enjoy with something crunchy.

mint arnold palmer

Saturday, July 9, 2011

How Does the Garden Grow?

wicked fine, that's how.

july 2011

pulled all the remaining beets today, which means it's time to think about a midsummer planting schedule. also picked a lovely zucchini, as well as four cucumbers and another ancho pepper - all of which immediately went into a salad with tomato and broccoli from the farm market.

beets and a pepper

We planted two varieties of cucumbers this year - this one has yet to yield (likely due to heavier deer damage this spring). Looking forward to a taste test once this plant catches up.

cucumber flower

I take photos of tomatoes primarily for posterity's sake. I am too accustomed to losing them to hungry deer and dogs prior to harvest. Hopefully this year will be different.

krim tomatoes