Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Finds - You can't eat stone

Our previous entry showed off the tiles in our Herb Collection.  As much as we love these pretty tile accents, you can't eat stone.  Or drink it for that matter. 

For today's fun Friday distraction, let's look at some fabulous ways to use real-life, aromatic, fresh and tasty herbs.

Over at The Nibble they have some interesting recipes for Herb Infused cocktails using tarragon, basil and rosemary.  The Shinnecock Cocktail features rosemary, peaches and rum.  Sounds divine!  Is it five o'clock yet?

You can't beat The Pioneer Woman Cooks for drool-worthy recipes with gorgeous photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions.  Try her Buttered Rosemary Rolls or Sweet-Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash Wedges.   Mmmmmmmm.   We hope they invent Scratch-n-Sniff web pages soon because the aroma is probably twice as tempting as that photo.

Remember Snow Cones?  The make-your-teeth-ache, syrupy sweetness that you loved as a kid?  Well now there are more to Snow Cones than your summer flashbacks of sticky hands and fructose-induced mania.  How does Blackberry Lavender sound?  Or Watermelon Basil?  Lemon Prickly Pear?!

Linday Laricks and her Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones offers these flavors and more.  Selling to the lucky folks in the Kansas City area from her vintage 1957 Shasta trailer, she uses all natural ingredients and sweeteners, along with fresh fruit and herbs grown in her own organic garden. 

She only sells these refreshing treats during the summer (yes, we are way behind) but we hope she will consider hauling that trailer of hers over to our neck of the woods for the winter months.  What do you say, Lindsay?  San Diego is calling... endless summer days, beautiful beaches, all the fish tacos you can eat?  It's 70 degrees and sunny today.  How about it?

Whether you are snuggled up against the cold this Friday or sporting your tank top and flip flops - have a great weekend everyone!

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