Friday, April 5, 2013

Awesome Kitchen, etc.

lemon thyme spritzer

well, you already know I wouldn't be serving anything in an old jar,
rather a beautiful crystal glass which, to me, just makes the entire thing so much better.

anyway, the recipe:

  • 6 large lemons
  • 2 12oz. cans of soda water
  • 2oz. simple syrup
  • Many sprigs of thyme
  1. Juice and strain the seeds from the lemons into a pitcher with ice
  2. Add simple syrup and soda water
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Pour contents into glass and garnish with several springs of thyme

from basilgenovese

Feta Dressed w/ Chili, Lemon, Olive Oil & Herbs

this, too, from BasilGenovese

feta dressed up with red chili peppers, lemon, herbs of your choice, olive oil
isn't this lovely?
I would serve it exactly like this, it's just so Italian, isn't it?

believe it or not, I love stacks of stuff like this

the arranging, the collecting, and the using...all important.

sourdough bread, fresh from the bakery, with REAL butter,
the freshest unrefrigerated tomatoes you can find,
some of that feta, some greens...

we've almost given up eating beef,
& I feel so much lighter inside, and I'm happier knowing I'm not
consuming an animal which had to be killed so that I could eat.

(I know, I know...some of you will think I'm silly...but a good idea has
to begin somewhere...right?  however, I'm in the wrong state for this to
catch on here.)

what we see every day in the hill country, 
about an hour from Houston

& now to end with happiness....