Here fishy!

I really loved Sesame Street when I was little and a little part of me still does. This particular clip has stuck with me over the years, much like the two aliens (yup yup yup) and the tap-dancing snufalufagus.

Now, I  live out those Sesame Street musings with Kitty Sharkey at Lake Temescal in the Oakland Hills and after nearly half a dozen trips to the water with her, I finally had my first catch!

Who knew a little fish could be such a pig!

This greedy little sucker swallowed two lures and hooks and tangled the lines, but that just meant a sure catch. We spend almost all day on the lake and brought enough fish home for a dinner for four with creamed leeks and roasted potatoes with rosemary. We even came up with a complimentary cocktail!

Homemade feasts are always so satisfying.

Rainbow Tammy

  • 2oz. Gin
  • 2oz . sweet lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 tangerine (quartered)
  • 2 tsp. lavender blossoms
  • Tonic water

In a shaker, muddle tangerine and lavender. Add ice, gin, sweetened lime, and vermouth and shake thoroughly.  Strain through cheesecloth or a tea strainer into a chilled glass with a little ice and fill off with tonic. Garnish with a tangerine twist.

Sweet and tangy and quite refreshing!

**ANNOUNCEMENT: Look out for a guest post by my partner, Colin, coming up on April 11th.**