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Push it push it real good June 13, 2011

Filed under: Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 8:59 pm

Yes I mean the lawnmower people! I actually some pushing in tonight.  While doing that, I was thinking this song in my head. Just think I coulda sang the song too because no one would have heard me. So tomorrow or whenever you’re mowing sing it and see if anyone notices ok?

MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the
week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)


4 oz Lemon Lime Soda   Lemon Lime Soda
1.5 oz Melon liqueur   Melon liqueur
1 oz Southern Comfort   Southern Comfort
2 tsp Vermouth Dry Vermouth

Pour all ingredients except Soda into shaker. Fill a Highball glass almost full of ice cubes, and dump ice into shaker. Shake well and pour drink into Highball glass. Add Soda, stir well, garnish with a Lime Wedge, and serve.

Garden Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Herb Feta

For the dressing
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Juice from half of a lemon
A few sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked and finely chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
1 head of Boston lettuce or small heart of romaine lettuce
3 small carrots, peeled
1/2 of a cucumber
6 radishes
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 of a head of broccoli, broken into florets
2 Candy Cane beets, or beets, scrubbed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
A few sprigs of mixed soft herbs, such as mint, chives, flat-leaf parsley
1 lemon
6 oz. block of feta cheese
Sourdough bread, sliced lengthways into long pieces

1.Put all dressing ingredients into a small screw-top jar with a tight–itting lid, adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Shake well and set aside.

2. Remove any wilted or bruised outer leaves on the lettuce. Separate the rest of the leaves, tearing out any thick stems; tear leaves into bite-size pieces. Wash the leaves, spin dry in a salad spinner, and transfer to a serving bowl.

3. Slice the carrots thickly on an angle. Halve the cucumber lengthwise and cut into half-moon slices. Slice the radishes as thinly as you can, and halve the tomatoes (or leave whole, if you like). Break up the broccoli florets into small bite-size pieces and add to bowl of lettuce along with the sliced beets. Gently toss together. Set aside.

4. Finely chop the herbs on a cutting board. Grate lemon zest over the herbs and use your knife to sweep everything into the middle of the board. Place the block of feta on top to coat it with the herbs. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper; turn it over and coat the other side of the cheese with the herbs.

5. Toast the long slices of sourdough on a hot grill pan for a few minutes until golden with grill marks on both sides. When ready to serve, quickly dress the salad with half of the dressing and toss together. Serve the salad on the toasted bread with the herbed feta crumbled on top. Makes 4 servings.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



One Response to “Push it push it real good”

  1. holessence Says:

    Beth – I’m fairly confident that if I drank the “Lawnmower” drink prior to, or during, the mowing process the “stripes” in our yard wouldn’t be nice, precise angles. Rather, there’d probably be curlicues and loop-de-loops!

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