Well, Summer's swinging through like Tarzan on a vine. I have been up to all kinds of wild goodness and I'm so excited to share some of it with you.
First, did you know I trade sewing lessons with an organic farmer friend for veggies? I do. And I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I get to learn about all kinds of super deluxe gourmet treats in exchange for something I do because I like it better than anything else. How's that for an Alternative Economy? This last batch of veggies held what can only be described as a culinary revelation. Coriander Berries.
Yep, if your cilantro is bolting, run and catch it quick and snip these pretty little berries off for a taste sensation!
I made a vinaigrette of rice wine vinegar, a little elderflower syrup*, a light olive oil, lime zest and salt and pepper and tossed it with sliced cucumbers, chopped up basil, and the coriander berries. Yummmmy.
I've also been doing some sewing. Here's a little WIP picture:
It's an outfit with a secret... But I might not get to reveal it until September.
And I finally found a cure for this little problem:
Yup, that's supposed to be my living room.
dining area... just shove the projects over if you want to eat...
But Hey, There's no room left in the Cave
My solution will soon be revealed.....
*you can buy premade elderflower syrup at fine markets or make you own by boiling cheesecloth wrapped elderberry blossoms in simple syrup and steeping overnight.