Sunday, July 17, 2011

The RFC at Tricycle Garden's Urban Farm

This is how it goes, more often than you would think. We were all set to roll to Anne and Stacy's fundraiser for Tricycle Gardens, and then Shannon mentioned the herbed ricotta appetizer that she was going to make, but hadn't had time. After she described it, (ricotta cheese, blended with basil, chives, and oregano, on a sliced baguette with a delicate round of summer squash on top) I knew we had to make it, even though it meant we'd be cutting the timing pretty close. Distracted by food again.

So, we whipped those up, (so worth it) and headed over to meet Cat and the Tricycle Gardens folks for a lovely evening at the urban farm. We had quite the summer feast of picnic foods with veggies straight from the farm. Baba ganoush, zucchini fritters with Shannon's basil dressing, as well as red and green salsa. Recipes to come.

Anne and Stacy made fancy drinks for the event. Spa water, cranberry vodka and white wine spritzers with cucumber and basil. Anne calls these 'Petty Fizzes', after Tom Petty, but that is a whole other story.

And, LOL Richmond set up a photo booth in front of the barn. Oh, boy- was that fun!

What a good time! If you have never had a chance to see the Urban Farm, or any of Tricycle Garden's community gardens, look for opportunities on their website. These folks are working hard to make Richmond more green and definitely more beautiful. Thanks, y'all!


  1. White wine spritzer with cucumber and basil? Can you get that recipe? It sounds amazing!

  2. Yes! Anne says: It's so simple, no real recipe! It's about 1/2 or 2/3 seltzer, with white wine and basil and cucumber.

    Greatest drink ever! I think I'll have one this evening.