Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weekend Ramblings

Happy Derby day! Get out your big hats and start sipping on those mint juleps. I feel like I should have come up with music appropriate for this event maybe something with a little country twang talking about horses, but it was just not what was on my mind. All I have is this picture and some tunes to share. The songs come from a delightful little music site called "Et musique pour tous" meaning "and music for all". Click the links to play the music and hopefully by now you remember what to do to download it. Enjoy.

The first one is great chill music to put on for background music. When I own the little cafe/sandwich shop of my dreams this music will be playing. It is just so happy and short and sweet.  

The second one is a Clock Opera remix of Marina and the Diamonds' "I am not a Robot". I have heard lots of remixes of this song recently and this one just blows them all out of the water. The original song is great and if you are on the anti-remixes side of things than definitely check out the original. 

Oh, I almost forgot, here is how to make a Mint Julep from Eben Freeman of the Tailor Restaurant in New York City. 

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda

  • 2 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 15 fresh mint leaves, plus 5 small sprigs for garnish

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) Bernheim or other high-quality whiskey

  • 2 cups crushed ice

  • In julep cup, stir together club soda and sugar until sugar just begins to dissolve. Add mint leaves and, using glass muddler or back of large spoon, gently press leaves into sugar syrup until slightly darkened but not completely crushed. Add whiskey, then fill cup with crushed ice and, using long spoon, stir briefly. Tuck mint sprigs into top of cup and insert short straw.
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    Picture is from read their article about the most expensive mint julep. 

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