Phenom was greeted at the door with a bowl of chips and quac and a fresh mojito, featuring mint from my garden.
Because I had a couple extra jalapenos, I decided that I'd mix up some pizza dough. Tonight, I made pizzas. Phenom had his new favorite is pepperoni and jalapeno. I had tomato, motz, and basil . . . BECAUSE I COULD PICK BASIL FROM MY GARDEN!!!! (It makes me incredibly happy to have fresh basil in the garden.) The trick to this pizza is that I have fresh basil between light layers of grated cheese, and then when the pizza came out of the oven, I sprinkled some fresh basil on top.
I also tried a new experiment, iced coffee. I mixed nearly a gallon of water with 5 oz ground espresso and let it steep on the counter about 9-10 hours. Then, I strained it. I mixed a test glass with a spoonful of sweetened, condensed milk and the cold brew. It's pretty darn tasty. I'm thinking a slug of Kahlua and it will make a delightful ice pop.