Anise Hyssop Lemonade

Sweetened with an anise hyssop simple syrup, this lemonade is incredibly fragrant.

Ingredients:
1 cup anise hyssop simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2-3 cups water

Anise Hyssop Simple Syrup
1 handful (about 20 leaves) anise hyssop
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Method:
1. To make simple syrup, combine ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Once boiling, remove from heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain anise hyssop solids, and chill syrup until ready to mix lemonade.

2. In a pitcher, pour lemon juice and anise hyssop syrup, adding in 2-3 cups water to taste. Refrigerate and serve over ice with additional sliced lemons.

Mint & Citrus White Wine Sangria

Sweetened with mint simple syrup, this citrus-kissed beverage is incredibly refreshing!

Ingredients:
1 bottle white wine, such as this week’s Domaine Pichot Vouvray
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
8-10 mint leaves
Mint Simple Syrup (see recipe)

Method:
1. In a large carafe, place mint leaves and drizzle lightly with the simple syrup. Muddle leaves and syrup with a wooden spoon, then add lemon and lime slices, then pour in wine. Taste for sweetness and add more simple syrup to your liking. Serve over ice.

Summer’s Here Recipes

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The sunny rays and climbing temperatures both decree: Summer has arrived! Bask in the refreshing flavors of the season this week with a selection that begs to be enjoyed al fresco with a glass of crisp Rosé in hand: Sunflower seed-kissed whole grain bread, housemade pickled cherries and ruby-red chive blossom vinaigrette, plus a cool salad composed of roasted baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables, tangy blue cheese and all-natural smoked chicken. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Roasted Vegetable Salad with Smoked Chicken & Blue Cheese
This room temperature salad is both crisp and refreshing, topped with all-natural smoked chicken.

Spicy Summer Greens with Plums
This light salad is lovely topped with our housemade chive blossom vinaigrette.

Radish & Turnip Slaw with Blue Cheese
This crunchy-cool slaw is a summer staple, wonderful served with hot dogs, tacos, or as a side salad.

Crispy Fried Shallots
These crisp little nibbles are wonderful scattered over salad greens, tucked into burgers or sandwiches or served alongside other antipasti with wine.

Anise Hyssop Lemonade
Sweetened with an anise hyssop simple syrup, this lemonade is incredibly fragrant.

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