Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We have so much mint growing - the supply seems to double every day! So when I came home from a long days work today, I knew that a mint fizz was calling my name. Luckily, I still had a container full of orange-infused simple syrup in the fridge. (the remnants of making candied oranges). I simply combined carbonated water, the simple syrup, and the mint - muddled around a bit. with ice. Cheers!
Then, for dinner, we enjoyed a delicious homemade Ethiopian 'lentil wat.' A 'wat' is an Ethiopian stew, made with lentils, onions, garlic, chili powder, ginger, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Not that I am an Ethiopian chef, by any means. Really, I am just super duper enjoying an amazing cook book entitled The World of Street Food. A cook book that captures authentic, tried-and-true recipes from all around the world, and westernizes them. Meaning, you can read a recipe, and go to your local food store, and purchase the ingredients with ease. Seriously, I have already made at least six recipes from this book, and each one has been really lovely. I highly recommend it!