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…
NOW I have 16 lemons peeled!
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…
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