Cherry Lime Mint Mojito

Great refreshing drink for a hot day or really for any day that ends in Y!

Start with the zest and juice of one lime.  To that add 4 BC cherries, halved, and about 6 leaves of spearmint.  Grab you favourite beverage shaker and muddler and go to town.  Add about 4 ounces (who is really counting) of plain or cherry flavoured vodka and continue to muddle.  Be sure to get all the flavours out of the mint and cherries.

Drop an ice cube into the shaker and shake it like a Polaroid picture for about a minute then divide the drink into 2 Martini glasses.  Now here you have 2 options; drink it straight up or top with Fresca or 7up and enjoy.

This post brought to you by the number 4 and the fact I’m over 18 and can drink!

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Tomato Salt

Saw this some where.  Not sure if Pinterest, the web or on Food Network, but thought what a great idea.  The basic premise is to dry the tomato skin then grind it with salt.  Adds a very intense tomato flavour to your foods.  Since I had an abundance of fresh tomatoes from my parents garden, I had access to tomato skins to give this a try.

 

 

First thing was to blanch the tomatoes to help loosen the skins.

 

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