This Year's Model


last year's alcohol infusion seems to have worked well, even though its barely even been
used. its too hot outside for brandy. and in that spirit, i decided to start another infusion for
later this fall. in a jar, i combined: pitted and halved rainier cherries, bourbon, and allspice
dram. i'm gonna hide it in a cool dark place until autumn rolls around. imagine pouring a
'healthy splash' or two (or three) into a mug of some nice hot cider....

yeah, that's what i was thinking too. see you in october, my little cherries.



Zucchini Blossoms with Ricotta, Horseradish, and Sage


while my garden may not be producing an abundance of zucchini right now, i do have a fair amount
of zucchini blossoms. these are the male flowers which won't produce any fruit. and they are perfect
for frying up. just mix some horseradish in with some ricotta cheese and season with salt and pepper.
then stuff the mixture inside the blossom along with a sage leaf. dip it in some light batter and then
park them in hot oil until golden and crispy. best little lunch i've had in a while.