To the Market We Go…Blackberry Mint Lemonade & Tortilla Pizza

Last Saturday was beautiful, so the girls and I decided to take a trip to Tower Grove Park to check out the Farmers Market. I grabbed my new chevron tote (handmade by the lovely Amanda G of The Bewildered Bobbin) and set out to find some locally grown oddities. After running into some friends and playing in the fountain, we discovered our new favorite market booth…

Tenth Life Cat Rescue, an organization that saves stray cats and kittens in the St. Louis area, prioritizing those with special needs, was crawling with kittens. (Sorry I have no photos, as I was too busy playing with a tiny sparkly string.)

Holy Crepe, a mobile creperie, was our next stop. Their Blackberry Mint Lemonade had just the right amount of tartness. Although this food truck is all over St. Louis, I sometimes have a difficult time putting down my yarn and catching up with them, so I’m hoping to recreate this delicious drink at home. Here’s my plan:

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Blackberry Mint Lemonade

Blackberries (about a cup)
2/3 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Water
Fresh Mint (about a handfull)
1 cup of Lemon Juice
4 cups of Cold Water

1. Heat and stir sugar and water in a sauce pan until the sugar is completely dissolved to make a simple syrup.

2. Add blackberries and mint to the syrup and mash them.

3. Mix the blackberry mint syrup and lemon juice in a pitcher and add four cups of cold water.

4. Strain and enjoy over ice with or without the alcohol of your choice.

We left the Tower Grove Farmers Market with a bunch of three giant red green onions. That night we ate my newest favorite: tortilla pizzas. They’re easy, great for serving a crowd exactly what they want, and oh so tasty.

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Tortilla Pizza

One Tortilla per Person
About a Tbsp of Sauce per Pizza (I like marinara or pesto.)
Cheese (mozzarella, feta, Parmesan…whatever you like)
Your Favorite Toppings (I used red and yellow peppers and my giant onions.)

1. Spread 1 Tbsp of sauce on a tortilla.

2. Sprinkle with cheese.

3. Add toppings

4. Place on a hot grill or in the oven or toaster oven at 400° until the cheese melts and the tortilla looks crispy (about 5-10 minutes).

5. Let cool for a few minutes before eating.

After the market, we made a quick stop at Upcycle Exchange. That night I crocheted this cozy, tweed-style infinity scarf with a soft ball of yarn I found that day… great way to end a lazy Saturday.

 

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Tower Grove Park – www.tgmarket.org

Tower Grove Farmers Market – www.tgmarket.org

The Bewildered Bobbin – www.TheBewilderedBobbin.etsy.com

Tenth Life Cat Rescue – www.tenthlifecats.org

Holy Crepe – twitter.com/HolyCrepeSTL

Upcycle Exchange – www.upxchange.com

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