We now return to my surely riveting series of local produce adventures. Spoiler alert, I’m a week behind because I actually spent this past weekend with friends: patiently assembling gluten-free, birthday doughnut-cupcakes and celebrating with my bff and co, brunching, visiting the farmers market (but, of course), biking around town avoiding downpour, and enjoying an extensive, casual happy hour at a favorite spot in FoPo. Yeah, SE…which could also be called avoiding Division Street and what’s become my immediate neighborhood.
This week’s recipe is for a fancypants sounding but totally easy summertime vodka slushie, which after returning from my warm, weekly ride and downing a couple of glasses of ice water, was quite the treat.
Starting with Sunday the 6th’s beautiful, blue & green haul from Lents:
Blueberry Basil Vodka Lemonade Slushie
Blueberry-Basil Vodka Lemonade Slushie
This week’s recipe share takes a hot day, fresh produce, and a desire to kick back.
It’s basically a fruit smoothie with alcohol. You’re welcome.
- 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice > which would no doubt equally delight with lime juice
- 2 oz. vodka > a fruity, infused vodka would be lovely here
- 1/2 teaspoon agave or raw sugar
- 1 oz. fresh blueberries
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- 6-8 ice cubes
Puree the first 5 ingredients along with half of the ice cubes in your blender. Add more ice or sweetener as needed. Serve pronto in a chilled glass with a straw (and spoon, if you like), garnished as desired.
Double for two.
Week 2, Our Table Summer CSA share
And now for the rest of last week’s kitchen tales…
Cornmeal-crusted seitan, fresh thyme-roasted red potatoes & summer squash, sautéed baby bok choi, jasmine rice, Sriracha, Zelda
Getting stocky with it.
Singapore Curry Noodles
And that’s another recipe I actually wrote down this week! It told me it wanted to be this summer’s fried rice. We’ll see when I get to sharing it, but the scribbles remain on a torn piece of notebook paper by my side.
Fluffy pillow pancakes, adapted from ThePPK.
This half-order had fresh blueberries, homemade blackberry liqueur (from summer 2012) and club soda. Chipped plate appreciation society.
Dijon Potato Seitan Hash
Another welcome new habit.