3.12.2010

got lemons...

We are lucky enough to have lots of little local restaurants near our house.  I love this about our neighborhood and it is one of the reasons I wanted to live here.  One such place is Pita Jungle.  They have many vegetarian and gluten-free options so it's the perfect "go-to" place when we want a quick bite.  Last time we went there for some "linner", that's lunch/dinner.  Think it was Super Bowl Sunday.  I decided to order something new.  Bring in the rice/lentil bowl with a side of roasted vegetables.  Yes, I said SIDE of roasted vegetables.


We started cracking up when they put the dishes down.  Seriously.  That's a side?  Needless to say, this fed us for like the next 3 days.  Andrew Henry had that pasta.  Sometimes I'm jealous of the glutenated pasta so I don't want to talk about it okay?  Now, I like eating there but I LOVE drinking there.  Why do you think that is?  Probably not what you're thinking.  It's the lemonade.  It can't be described.  I finally asked our server about it and she told me............it's PAPAYA.  Papaya lemonade, who would have guessed?  I'm telling you this is THE. BEST. LEMONADE. I'VE. EVER. HAD.

Why are we discussing this?  Look what my neighbor brought over this week.


I know!  Lucky me.  They have a nice tree in their back yard and I'm reaping the bounty.  I was thinking about making a pie instead of the usual lemonade.  LEMONADE!  Why can't I make my own sweet nectar of the gods???  Quick trip to the store.


I'll give it a go and let you know how it turns out.  Even if it's just close, I'll be one happy stampy camper!  What's your favorite beverage?

7 comments:

Andrew H. said...

My favorite beverage is K Cider from England. It is truly the Nectar of the Gods. Unfortunately, I can't get them in AZ any longer.

Maia said...

I have never tried their lemonade...surprisingly. The papaya addition sounds absolutely wonderful! Pita Jungle is my favorite...I just made cilantro/jalapeno hummus yesterday (modeled after theirs). Quite the tasty blend of goodness :)

MJM said...

PITA JUNGLE! That sounds so delicious. One of my favorite places to eat, and I would have ordered what AH has there in that pictures. I would recognize that dish anywhere.

Good luck with the lemonade. I don't know if I like papayas, but I do like that lemonade, so chances are good.

sunshine said...

I'm glad I read your post after my breakfast, those food shots are mighty appetizing! I do like lemonade but I consume enough sugar in other stuff throughout the day that I stick to water as my choice of beverage.

Maria said...

Mmmm - that sounds delish!
Favorite beverage, hmmmmm, by necessity - coffee, and then hot tea. In general, water with lemon. And then for sipping, smooth red wines and imported or micro-brew beers - the darker the better. But, around the holidays, I make a sinful rum hot toddy mixer that involves 1 pound of brown sugar and a 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream - now that is Heaven!
It would seem I am a woman of many beverages!

Beatnheart said...

That area sounds so great..All those cool places nearby..what if you got those frozen papaya chunks from Trader Joes..blender them up and add the lemonade..Or ask at the restaurant..they might tell you (or not)xxcw

kroney said...

Hot tea, with milk and sugar of course! Water is my other beverage of choice, I drink more water than any other liquid.