Monday, June 15, 2009
CSA Week Two
In the basket:
2 heads of lettuce
(alas, no eggs or bread this week)
For dinner (thanks to Huz):
Mixed Greens with Crispy Bacon, Goat Cheese and Fried Egg
He also made 2 lovely rounds of black walnut bread. Delicious.
For an after dinner beverage, I made myself a rhubarb soda spiked with tequila, which I derived from here. Unfortunately, the rhubarb we get here in Tennessee isn't red - it's green - hence the difference between my drink photo and the one on the other site.
3/4 cups rhubarb, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cups water
1. Place rhubarb, sugar, and 1½ cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes.
2. Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup into a large jar*.
3. To make each soda, measure ¼ cup rhubarb syrup into a glass. Add enough sparkling water to fill the glass ⅔ full. Stir to mix, then add ice.**
*This is where I got smart. I used the leftover chunks of rhubarb (that were sweetened by the syrup-making process) and slightly smashed them into a lovely, warm compote. I'm going to serve it over butter pecan ice cream I just bought from a local ice creamery (I'm going to make ice cream this week but I can't wait to try this rhubarb compote!).
**This is also where I got smart and added a splash of tequila to the drink. Hiccup!