10) Something blue.
The MoFo organizers must have relished how hard this one was going to be. My friend Thomas and I wandered through the farmers market looking for blue foods. I hoped I would find blue corn so I could make the sweet and savory blue cornmeal cornbread from The Lusty Vegan but no blue corn was found. Thomas kept pointing to vegetables like eggplant, cabbage, fingerling potatoes, got excited over a flowered artichoke. We would pause and hum & ha and conclude all of these vegetables, plums and kohlrabi’s, were purple not blue.
I went back to the bookstore a little defeated. Cleaning up the cooking section I flipped through this book and came upon Blueberry Lavender Syrup and an easy recipe to follow. It’s rich and sweet as. I cooked it down way longer than suggested and ended up with a little pot for mixing with soda water, or topping pancakes.
*This was really good mixed with ice and club soda. Little lavender buds giving flora pops!*