This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, July 11, 2011

cheers to the first cuke of the season!!!

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A pretty little North Carolina Pickling cucumber is my first this year. As usual.... And what to do to celebrate the first cucumber? A martini of course.

(my nails look like I've been digging potatoes! yes.)

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Anonymous Ben Czajkowski said...

Shaken or stirred?

July 17, 2011 10:34 PM

Blogger kathy said...

OK, so a friend of mine (who is a prof at MIT and a studied mixologist - I believe him) says martinis and other clear drinks should be stirred NOT shaken as Bond preferred. He stirs 30 times (very patient). Says this keeps it clear, I think maybe he had other reasons too, but I focus more on what to put in it.

I sometimes stir, sometimes shake. The shaking has a nice sound. Stirring is easier.

This one was stirred. About 10 times. With the cuke on the green mermaid pick.


July 17, 2011 11:00 PM


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