What's in your one bag after a quick stop at the Market?
|Sable & Rosenfeld vermouth "tipsy olives"; Santa Barbara Olive Co. handstuffed Garlic Olives;|
Beyond Gourmet unbleached coffee filters; Martini & Rossi extra dry vermouth;
Tazo "zen", "passion" and "china green tips" teas.
As usual, I was shopping without a list.
Only one item made the trip necessary. (We only needed coffee filters.) Special save the planet unbleached coffee filters that we find only at this particular store.
And then I got the impulse to make some additions! (famillar?)
On my way to the coffee aisle I wandered down the tea aisle. Inspired to
Fortunately (as in, great gobs of profits) for the market, I roamed toward the many offerings of olives.
(Hm, they are very healthy for me so why not get more of these too?) Not exclusively for cocktails of course, but necessary in most gin or vodka martinis. Must never run short, so two of those...
Once I heard my mother tell of a guest who exclaimed (to all within earshot) that moms vermouth had spoiled. Don't know how her helpful guest could tell, but not wanting to EVER face that same horror I picked up another bottle for my liquor
As I do (do you?), I surveyed my purchases as the cashier rang them through. I caught her attention with some small talk, "Looks like a balanced selection?" "Good with the bad (not really BAD, bad - just naughty?) and each for different times of the day!" She agreed, "yes" and added a big warm smile for emphasis. I smiled back.
Cheers! Linda :-)
Uncle Gary's Minnesota Mule
(kinda BAD - but in the good/naughty way)
a double oldfashion glass 3/4 full with crushed ice
2oz citron vodka
cap full of dry vermouth
2 garlic stuffed olives
Pace yourself getting through this or split with a friend
(my friends have not been around when I've had one - now we're back to kinda BAD, in a very good way)