Monday, July 13, 2009

Starting off

When I saw the zucchini at the Bohemian Farmers Collective, I knew instantly what I would make -- zucchini patties. They are a mixture of grated zucchini, crumbled feta, chopped green onions, some fresh dill and Italian parsley, and some egg and flour to hold it all together. They are served with some plain Greek yogurt.

Since the patties were meant to be an appetizer, I thought a cocktail was in order. Once more a no-brainer -- Persephone's Bees. (I first had this drink at Kitty's in Emeryville.) Juice of 1-1/2 small Meyer lemons, 1-2 teaspoons of honey, and about a quarter cup of Pearl Persephone vodka. (Thank you to the fine folks in Canada for making the vodka. It is magical.) Chill and strain. Of course, the honey is one of my purchases from beekind. For the drink, I went with the Sebastopol wildflower. (Yes, I bought more than one honey.) It's been one of my favorites from them but this year, I was told, it's a little different as it has some mustard in the mix.

Sad thing is that after that plate and cocktail, I had no room for anything else. So the rest became Monday's dinner. And yes, you will have to wait to see that.


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