Easy enough to get tractor tires around here; now to assemble the “experimental plots” and fill them with soil and start planting(….O.K , so I’m a little behind again this year). Such a wonderful treat to have had you visiting here on your holidays Gregor, and a big THANKS for all the help and materials! So my “Garden Rounds” are now not far from the raspberry patch, and a large plot made of 6 X 6″ fir beams, yawning in wait for their soil. Pictures of this adventure to come, once I hopefully work out a few” technical difficulties” with uploading picture files! After all that sunny work, a refreshment of choice lately has been a few Fresh Raspberry Mojitoes.Can’t wait to mix them up with the “Colombia Blue Raspberries” from my own patch (which is covered with buds!!), and garden-picked mints. Much to look forward to…now back to T.O for the National Magazine Awards with the gang from Cottage Life.
Fresh Raspberry Mojitoes
2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
fresh raspberries to taste
1 oz light sugar syrup (or maple syrup)
6 lemon verbena leaves (or fresh mint)
Rub the edge of the glass with some lemon verbena, and fill with rum, lime juice, raspberries, syrup , a few more lemon verbena leaves and crushed ice.
Blend with a spoon to lightly crush the berries, and top with soda water.
Top a few with additional raspberries, lemon verbena and serve under a shady tree.