The Green Cut
This Week I received my first Organic Box of the first ever Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project in Galway! I'm proud and excited to be supporting this project organised by Leaf & Root.
Community Supported Agriculture is based on a partnership between local farmers and producers and the local community. Sustainable food production and distribution is co-owned and shared between both consumer and producer.
The consumer invests in the farm and in return, receives a share - Usually in the form of a weekly box - of the seasonal farm harvest and bounty. You can read more about the Leaf and Root CSA here.
As part of the CSA Project, I have decided to set myself a little project - A weekly CSA Cocktail - From 'Farm to Bar' ...
A new cocktail each week, created with the weekly, seasonal contents of the box/share -
- This week: 'The Green Cut' -
- Broad Beans - approximately four beans
- Lovage - A sprig of lovage leaves
- Sweet Peas - approximately six - eight peas
- Flat Parsley - Few leaves + garnish
- Poitín - 35ml
- America Village Ginger Spice Syrup - 5ml
- Fresh Lime Juice - 15ml
Muddle the beans, peas, lovage and parsley in a cocktail shaker - Add the rest of the ingredients along with ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe / martini glass and garnish with parsley.
Vegetables in a cocktail, or with any kind of a drink may seem unusual initially - But believe me, this works, it tastes great, green and refreshing. It cajoles you into thinking that you are drinking a superfood vegetable juice!
A Win Win.