after bathing in the south facing bay window, then being put outside and blasted by cold winds these past weeks, my veggies are now beginning to be bathed in some sunshine and coming back to their former glory. It certainly hasn’t been a very good start to the growing season, totally unlike last year !
Borlotti beans, luscious sweet figs, yellow and green courgettes, fresh mint, yellow tomatoes
A tub of hedgerow picked blackberries, swapped for some courgettes.
Have loads of chillies coming along, and my sweetpeas are in bud at last !!
PS , just realised the figs have ripened almost 4 weeks earlier than last year !!
MMmm friday I found my sitting in the Soho Hotel (click to see location) sipping my favourite drink MOJITO. I have drunk this drink in various places around the world but never in its birthplace, Cuba. I have to say Fridays drink took some beating, it was long, packed with crushed mint , sour sweet taste of the lime and sugar cane juice, and the deep tang or rum, delicious and oh so potent. My friend and I sipped, and sipped, giggled a little, laughed and chatted, until we then decided to travel to Brazil !! and try their lime infused cocktail, a Caipirinha. Yummy, laughed a lot, by that time feeling a little wobbly! delicous though, we had another…………………
good amount of mint leaves
a lime cut into quarters, save one for decoration
sugar cane juice or sugar syrup
Havana Club 3 yr rum
Put 3 wedges of lime and and 12-14 fresh mint into the bottom of a tall glass, and crush with a wooden muddle (wooden stick) and pulverise the lime and mint together, releasing the lime essential oils and bruising the mint leaves to give off a rich aroma.
Fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, add 2 tbspns sugar cane juice of sugar syrup and 2 ozs rum. then top up the glass with soda water………….. put on some good cuban dance beats and sip away !!≈