If you give a girl an idea…

 

I had a GREAT idea.

This is how it always begins.

In my June Bon Appetit, they talked about Limoncella…a lemon liquer that is amazing and fairly simple to make.

Once I get curious about something, it is usually a done deal.

This gave me a reason to purchase a lovely giant bottle of vodka, that is so pretty I think I must try infusing vodka with other flavors in that very bottle!

I gathered supplies.

I saw a window of time, and took it!

Only, I couldn’t just start the limoncella (by peeling 16 lemons and putting the peel in the gallon jar with the vodka to sit for many days)…

I had to whip up a batch of spicy pickles, because I needed the jar for the limoncella.

Pickles get a cute new jar!

So we have spicy pickles, we have limoncella ready to go…

But wait!

NOW I have 16 lemons peeled!

Mon dieu!

What to do???

Well, whip up some basil infused lemonade of course!

So I did…which is how I came to have all these jars piling up and waiting for their proper place!

I ran out of energy before I could try making pickled grapes or my carmelized onion goat cheese tart…

Another day!

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About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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