Spring

Blueberry Mojito

 

Blueberry Mojito

Cheers to the weekend! If you don’t grow mint in your garden, you really should. Yes, it can be invasive, but it’s a small price to pay for having such an important cocktail ingredient readily available. My mint has been taking off like crazy this year and so I knew it was time to harvest some of it to whip up some mojitos. Checking the fridge to see what other ingredients I had on hand, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that blueberries were still available. Usually my son devours them within minutes of me unpacking the groceries. It’s an expensive habit that he’s developed. Time for him to get a job. He’ll be three this year, after all.

So here’s your Fruity Friday Cocktail for this week (if you missed last week’s Pineapple Mule, you can check it out here).

Blueberry Mojito
serves 1 (you’ll probably make more)

Blueberry Mojito


1 handful of fresh blueberries
1 sprig of mint
1 oz. lime juice
2 1/2 tsp sugar
2 oz. white rum
2 oz. club soda
ice

Muddle the blueberries with the mint, lime juice and sugar.

Add the rum and stir to combine. Pour over top of ice in cocktail glass. Top with club soda. Stir gently.

Enjoy!!

Featured cocktail tool: The Muddler

Starting Seeds

When I count my blessings, one that I think of often is the fact that my daughter shares a lot of the same interests as me. I know it may not always be like this, but I’ll enjoy it for as long as it lasts. Whether we’re cooking, crafting, painting, or, in this case, gardening, she is right by my side. The best sidekick I could ever ask for.

This past weekend, we spent some time outside, planting some seeds in trays to start inside, until it’s safe for us to plant them outside. The best part about living in the South is that spring comes pretty early!!

I tend to get a little overzealous, and start gardening a little too early every year.  So I limited us to some hardier crops – mainly spinach and lettuces (arugula is my favorite!). My daughter insisted on planting some flower seeds, so we did that as well…probably too early, but we’ll see!! We repurposed a bottle holder and filled it with organic seed starter mix.  We then dampened the mix a little.

 

Then we dropped in our seeds, covering them with a tiny bit of soil,  and labeled our rows.

It’s so much fun to watch the seeds sprout, and such a good lesson for the kiddos too. I’m putting my daughter in charge of watering this year (responsibility!) Hopefully it will also open her mind up a little to eating a few more greens. We’ll see….