Thursday, June 12, 2008

Taking a Mono Break

I just wanted to post that I am taking a mono break. It isn't anything I want to do but I don't have enough energy to do anything extra. I have had mono many times in the past so they call it reactivated mono.
Hopefully it will all pass soon and I can come back with some energy. Miss you all and see you soon. Think I will go tell my kitty kids to move over, mama wants a nap too!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Honeysuckle Martini

Please check back later for my Flea Market Friday, I have been sick with an upper respiratory infection and I am way behind on everything. I have lots to share from the past week and we did make it the midnight movie of Sex in the City, well worth it to us!!

Here are a couple pics of my honeysuckle that went wild this year!! It smells amazing. These photos don't even begin to do it justice.
I found this Honeysuckle Martini recipe in the March/April Victoria. I haven't tried it yet but thinking it might be an interesting flavor.

Honeysuckle Martini~
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces Honeysuckle simple syrup*recipe below
1 1/2 ounces club soda
1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodka, Honeysuckle Simple Syrup. and club soda to shaker. Shake mixture for 5 to 10 seconds.
2. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with honeysuckle blossom if desired.

*Honeysuckle Simple Syrup~makes 1 1/2cups.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
50 Honeysuckle blossoms(stripped of leaves and stems)
1.In a small saucepan combine sugar water and honeysuckle blossoms over medium-high heat stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Strain into an airtight container. Store simple syrup in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.