Meet the cocktail that was inspired by a sandwich… A sandwich I never even ate. (Someday I’ll make sense, but that day is not today.)
See, I’m a fan of a local cheese shop/deli. Somewhat masochistically, I read their Facebook updates on what they’re serving for lunch, even though I cannot get there during the day because of dumb logistic reasons. Occasionally, their lunch creations involve strawberry-tarragon jam. (…And brie–ugh, told you. It’s downright painful and I don’t know why I do it to myself.)
So what’s a girl to do? Oh, I don’t know. Let’s try pouring gin on strawberries and tarragon. It’ll be fun–I promise.
Posted in Drinks, Entertaining, Spring, Summer
Tagged berries, cocktails, Fruit, gimlet, gin, herbs, lime, tarragon
Today, I organized the dickens out of my closet.
Then, I did this in front of said closet:
(gif from Something Unheard Of)
Then, I organized my pantry and did the same thing there.
Recaulked the tub. Very similar scene.
Finally, I made these crepes for lunch. Ditto.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to feel awesome, and a lunch like this–it really isn’t much. The crepes part may be a little time-consuming, but it’s worth it. Not to mention that I’d much rather make 1,000 crepes than spend literally even 8 precious seconds organizing shoes. Boooorrrring. This lunch, though? Not boring.
I imagine this is ranch dip after it has had a good talking-to from RuPaul. ”No no no NO. You get out of that plastic Dixie cup; you are too fabulous for this. Get yourself some fresh herbs–all the herbs–and anchovies. You heard me! Now go werk.”
I have never seen her show. Is it obvious? Should I do something about that?
It’s the “goddess” part. It sparks the ol’ imagination.
Anyway, green goddess dressing was REALLY created in San Francisco in the 1920s to honor the actor George Arliss and his play, which happened to be called… The Green Goddess.
Still, it’s really fantastic: lots of green, fresh herbs, plus anchovy, for savory depth. It’s a multidimensional showoff.
Posted in Appetizer, Condiments
Tagged anchovy, basil, chives, dip, herbs, lemon, mayonnaise, mint, parsley, tarragon, yogurt
I went to the dentist for a cleaning yesterday and the hygienist let me pick the color of the toothbrush I got in the little goody bag. After giggling for a second, I sheepishly picked purple over pink and went on my merry way. Poll: does this happen to adults? I was wearing shoes that make me over 6 feet tall, a profesh-lady outfit and glasses. Glasses! I thought they make me look serious. Maybe they just make me look like someone who would throw a hissy fit over the wrong toothbrush color. I’ll never know.
My favorite color, though, (besides black–boring, I know) is probably green. I like to wear it, surround myself with it, and eat it. I suppose I don’t HAVE to brush my teeth with it. Whatever.
Needless to say… I really, really like spring food. It’s that time. Artichokes, cucumber, fresh herbs, asparagus, and peas!
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Salad, Sides, Spring, Vegetarian
Tagged asparagus, english peas, herbs, lemon, mint, orzo, pasta, peas, pecorino cheese, tarragon