First Annual Artisan Food Festival at Pike Place MarketPosted: September 26, 2010
Today I improvised a lemon cucumber mint avocado smoothie and went from wondering what to do with all our cucumbers to sad that we don’t have more.
Lemon Cucumber Avocado Mint Smoothie:
2-3 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped roughly
juice from two lemons
½ ripe avocado
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 Tbls apple juice concentrate or more to taste.
I made this twice today actually, the first time with the juice from only half a lemon because that’s all I had. It was good. Goobie ate quite a bit unsweetened. But it was definitely missing something. I tried sweetening it a little with agave which was disappointing. I realized what I really wanted it to be was more of a tart lemonade with lots of mint and cucumber and avocado instead of water. After obtaining a couple more lemons at PCC (one of them free incidentally because kids get free fruit at PCC I learned today as Goobernaut was gnawing a lemon in the cart), I tried again. This time with the apple juice concentrate instead of agave. MUCH better. About perfect actually. I brought some over to a friend’s who’s sick because it seemed like it might be therapeutic.
Goobernaut and I also attended the first annual artisan food festival at Pike Place Market today. A best friend from elementary school was up from Portland to host a booth. I bought some locally made pickled fig from her. Yum! More about her awesome local foods business to come when her website launches next month. http://www.artisanfoodfestival.org/
The food festival was awesome. We might have to make it a tradition. Free tastes of phenomenal foods plus a free bag of Café Vita coffee. Oh Café Vita, you are irresistable! Plus a free bag of rice which I won by spinning a wheel. Wheee!!! I love you, Seattle.