Over the weekend Nick’s family and I planted vegetables from small plants and seeds in our shared vegetable garden. We are hoping to grow some kale, corn, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers, squash and peas. I also moved the herbs that I had been growing in trays out to the garden. It’s ridiculous that I feel like some kind of green mad scientist doing a crazy herb experiment when people do this all the time in their backyards/windowsills and it is no big deal. I’m hoping that people in the city who would never think to try growing their own herbs or vegetables will read this and think: If this chick can do this, I can definitely do this.
So far the best part of growing my own herbs is the never-ending Mint leaves aka Mojitos!
I’ve been making Mojitos in a different way recently and they are definitely not as sweet/sour/tart as I used to make them but they are way more refreshing. Also you can drink more of them and they are just as boozy! I recommend you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think:
*Makes 2 servings
1. Fill martini shaker half way with ice cubes
2. Pour in 3 oz light rum (I use Bacardi)
3. Pick 10 fresh mint leaves and break them up into pieces before putting them in the shaker
4. Squeeze in juice of half a lime
5. Add 1 1/2 oz of simple syrup (I make this by stirring 2 teaspoons of sugar in a cup of boiling water)
6. Put the shaker together and shake it up for about 30 seconds
7. Pour the mixture in the shaker over ice in a tall glass (or a short glass for more of a liquor kick)
8. Top the glass with soda water and add a quarter of a lime on the rim of the glass
Cheers! I am now incredibly thirsty.