We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday's Harvest

Well this year the harvest of tomatoes and eggplant has been several weeks early. The tomatoes taste great. I have a tendency to pick the tomatoes early and let then ripen up further in the house. Otherwise the critters will get them, especially squirrels.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Frose Cocktail

The Frose was the hit new summer drink in NYC last year. Well I just got around to making it and it is a wonderful summer refreshment. I took liberties with the Bon Appetite recipe for Frose. After letting the strawberries sit in the hot sugar water for 30 minutes, I tossed the mixture in the blender with the lemon juice and blended. I added the frozen rose that I froze the day before in a 13 x 9 inch pan and whipped everything together for about 10-15 seconds. Poured the mixture into a ziplock freezer bag and tosed it back in the freezer. It freezes for a week. When we want a cocktail we can scoop it from the freezer bag and drink as is or whip it up for 5 seconds in the blender. Delicious.