Farm Fresh

… Fresh on to the farm. Here is an occassional chronicle of a new family in a small town.

Summertime eats

Ben and Sarah are coming over tomorrow. Porter will be at Gramma Joey’s so we will bring out the pitcher for mojitos and feast on tamales! Made some sides to go with the tamales that Natalie picked up for me in Yakima. Why mess with perfection?

Pinto Bean Kale Salad
– two rinsed cans of pinto beans
– 1/2 cup thin chopped carrots
– 3 tbsp chopped cilantr0
-4 big leaves of raw kale washed and cut in 1/2 in slivers
– frozen jalepeno, half of the seeds removed
Cuuld also include radishes, corn, avacado, etc

Dressing
1/4 cup fresh lime juice and olive oil
– 3 tbsp chopped cilantr0
– 2 minced garlic cloves
– 2 tbsp honey
– salt and pepper

Simple Guacamole
– two avacados
– 1/4 cup diced onion
– lime juice from 1/2 lime
salt

Mojitos
– 8 juiced limes- including skins
– bumnch of mint for the pitcher and garnish
– 1 cup organic sugar
– 750 ml light rum
– club soda

Muddle mint with sugar, juiced limes (with juice). Add rum to dissolve.  Chill. Add ice and soda to taste. Garnish with mint.

 

 

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