The pleasure of your company is requested to assist in the refinement of my ethanol inclinations. I, lacking alcohol palate and faithful wine-o that I am, recently acquired a large home bar. I am scouring for old fashion no back bar stools, and recently received a little bartending tool kit. What are all these little tools FOR?? Anyway, I am in need of learning a few good mixing tricks, and an excuse to host an all adult soiree.
The French term really means evening party, but why not celebrate in the sun? Afternoon delight? Any one know what goes in that?
What a lovely gathering indeed! I didn’t stir up Afternoon Delight afterall, but opted for the French theme instead. Coming from a girl who has never had a simple martini, much less has not shaken NOR stirred much of anything these days, demonstrating a French Parrot felt….well, foreign, and thus, elusive and fun.
Le Perroquet (French for Parrot ) involves a simple mint syrup and a heavy dose of Pastis, a beloved subtle licorce, star anise like schnapps that turns milky when stirred. Highly potent,a cousin of absithne, this liquor softens the after dinner sassy-ness of nearly most residents of Provence.
DE-LISH and not like ANYTHING I’ve ever tasted. A ew of these, and, yep, my vocabulary would dwindle down to echoing your last words. Isn’t my little “tool kit” of gadgets adorable?
To nosh on, I also served lovely little brotchen with sliced cambert cheese, asian peer, and dollaps of homemade fig jam. I learned out here that jam and cheese, melted chocolate and cheese, honey and cheese, just about defines simple perfection. Hnestly, the banana avocado dip and fig yogurt dip paled in comparison and require much more sweat equity on the magic bullet’s part.
I had a hankering for black beans last week and twirled up some funky recipes…this time, cookies! Here’s the cookie recipe: can of black beans, blended with vanilla, spices, 2 tablespoons honey. Add in 1 beaten egg, and stir, then n equal mixture of whole wheat flour, oatmeal and baking powder, soda and then cinammon and all natural cocoa. I love them. My guests devoured them, and Extra protein in cookie form?
Can we say HEAVEN?