It has been 2 weeks now and I have been bad about getting this post up, but on September 6th there was another local lady blogger bash and this time it was at my house. I loved every moment of it, the company and food was great. But, sadly, my camera is not very healthy anymore so all the photos have a fog like hue on them. This fog I think is what is the biggest culprit to my blog block. In my attempt to move beyond foggy blog block here are my photos...
I also made Mojitos (gone before I could get a photo) and I purchased a sparkling wine called Sergio that I had been eyeing all summer. The sparkling wine was one of the best I have ever had, it was like drinking bubbly wild flower honey, I loved it.
several bunches of fresh mint, 10 limes, sugar, rum, and sparkling water. Squeeze 1 cup lime juice. place 1/2 cup lime juice and 1/2 cup sugar in a sauce pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved, set aside. Place 10 to 15 mint leaves in a 12 to 20oz travel coffee mug (I don't have anything else I can bash in so I use this) with 1 T sugar and lime juice. With the handle side of a wooden spoon and while covering the top of the cup with one hand bash the mint until it releases flavor, is juice and well broken up. Add a shot of rum and bash a little more and strain into a pitcher. Repeat 4 or 5 times until you have a lot of mint "juice". Put the lime syrup, lime juice, 1/2 cup rum (adjust to taste) in the pitcher and top off with about 3 cups sparkling water, some ice, lime slices and fresh mint sprigs. Ok so you will need a really big pitcher for this, I used a big hinged lid jar that is typical used to store spaghetti.
Everything that I had an opportunity to try was wonderful and I thank all these lovely bloggers for a tranquil and enjoyable evening. And if you would like to learn more about them please feel free to follow the bloggers I live near links on the right of this page to their blogs.