19 March 2009
Spring is Springing and making me thirsty
Spring is popping out everywhere I look and the hope and beauty of this season are intoxicating. I'm intoxicated.
And really excited for summer eating and drinking...
This is a drink everyone should try:
THE RIDGELY (named for my uncle, who invented it)
-glass full of ice
-Mount Gay Rum
-equal parts (Schweppe's) ginger ale and tonic water
-fresh lime juice - squeeze some right in there and then drop the lime in.
My standard drink is usually a vodka tonic or dirty martini, but this is a cocktail that just makes me smile. By the pool, before dinner, whenever, it's a party in my mouth. I love cocktails and this is a goodun'.
The chickens are laying like crazy and for the first time today I actually witnessed a chicken lay an egg. I was scooping eggs from the neighboring coop when I noticed sort of a fluttering noise coming from this nesting chickens rear end. I watched for minute, it half stood up, and out popped an egg. Pretty incredible.
After the hen hopped down I gathered the eggs, brought them inside, and Megan excitedly cooked the freshest one (which also happened to be the biggest and bluest) for her lunch.