Somewhere in the world it’s after 5

Hey, look! Two posts in one day!

Since we’re probably having pizza for dinner, I thought I’d post this one as I’m consuming the product rather than tomorrow.


So while many of my cookbooks have beverage recipes, Speakeasy is dedicated to cocktails. I had to do some modifications as my local booze shop does not carry Plymouth (or Barr Hill, my favourite) and I only had caramelized simple (and clearly do not have a julep strainer), but I sure do have fresh mint in the herb garden!

Faux Jadite is still nice

Spouse bought me a measure when he was out yesterday, which has already come in handy

Caramel simple

Chilled glass, an extra sprig of mint, and down the hatch!


Honestly, I’m really picky about mint in drinks. I like juleps and non-alcoholic mint hot or iced tea, but not much else. This, however, was really good, balanced and maybe a little too drinkable.



Warm Spinach and Asparagus Salad

We went from drizzly and cool to hot and sunny. So salad time!

I actually started prepping Tuesday night without taking any pictures. Knowing it would be hot it seemed a good opportunity to try the Ginger, Strawberry, Mint Limeade from this month’s Vegetarian Times. Rather than steep the citrus zest, ginger and mint for an hour, I covered it and left it on the counter over night. I had a taste in the morning and would be content to drink just that.

But we’ll need more than just beverages (we’re not Frank and Sadie Doyle, after all) so Warm Spinach and Asparagus Salad from the same issue, plus chicken for spouse and child and a “chicken” and apple Tofurkey sausage for me.

Since Spouse would be going out on his weekly group bike ride, I though I’d Child involved in making dinner. But then that didn’t happen. Instead, we ended up out at a restaurant with friends and then meeting up with Spouse after his ride.

But all was not lost on the salad front! I just made it Thursday. And didn’t involve the child. Or take pictures. So a bit of a fail on the blogging front, but success in terms of cooking. It was delicious and filling. Part of the latter was probably due to it being four servings that were eaten by two, but I didn’t have anything but the salad, so there’s that.

The only photo I managed to take. And then I ate it.

Edit: I was going to link to the recipe but it’s not up on the Vegetarian Times site yet. So here (please don’t sue me):