There are few things better than coming home from a long day at work, making a delicious cocktail and sitting out on the porch. With our short summers up here, I try to take advantage of the sunny afternoons as much as possible. With a view like this, who wouldn’t!?
Wow, am I happy to have my blog back! As some of you may have noticed, Savour the Senses went MIA for about a week. 🙁 I was going to switch web hosts, but realized how difficult it is to transfer my database and files without a web genius’ help! Luckily I was able to go back on my decision and didn’t lose anything. On another note, summer has arrived in Summit County and it is fantastic. My garden is planted outside and my greens just sprouted today!
While dogsitting for my parents in Denver, I noticed that my mom had a ton of sage still on her sage bush from last summer. My boyfriend and I thought it would be a great idea to make some sage bundles to burn. After making four large bundles, we still had so much left over! Since sage has so many great health properties, we decided to make a sage herbal tea.
Last weekend, I finally went snowboarding for the first time in SEVEN MONTHS! It got me thinking, has it really been seven months since I left for Africa? On top of that it has already been over a month since I left for Italy! It is kind of scary how fast my last semester of college is going. It is a bit bittersweet though, I can’t believe I am graduating, but so excited to move to Hawaii for eight months! I am still looking for a job, but hopefully will find one before I go! I know I promised to share a few recipes from my Italy trip, so here is the first one. Easy, but one of my favorites.
To kick off our Foodbuzz 24×24 party we made mojitos and margaritas, We began by making an agave hibiscus simple syrup by boiling down hibiscus leaves with agave nectar. Once we had our syrup, it was time to make mojitos. We are lucky enough to have our own orange mint plant in our garden this year, but if you cannot find orange mint regular mint works as well. These mojitos are very unique, the hibiscus flowers give them a great pink color and a hint of floral flavor; very refreshing on a hot summer day.
I just realized that most of my fish recipes are for Mahi Mahi, but pretty much any white fish can be substituted for most of my recipes that use Mahi Mahi. I personally just use Mahi Mahi because I live in the mountains in the middle of Colorado and don’t have a very large seafood selection. Those of you who live on the coast are very lucky! While I was living in New Zealand last summer, I loved going to the farmer’s market every Sunday and buying fresh fish off the fishing boats.