The Cicadas are here!!! It seems to be raining bugs!!!
Time & history tell us the Cicadas are here to stay. The Singing & Mystique of Cicadas was mentioned in Platos Phaedrus. Therefore the sound of Cicadas right now in Northern Mexico shouldn't be a surprise even if it is almost deafening around dusk. People have described their noise as singing, I doubt if I could call it such but it is very hard to ignore. One folk tail says that the sound of Cicadas is followed by rain~well, that explains the weather we have been having. We are ready for a change though:)
While the girls were here visiting we were rather shocked by how loud & invasive they were while we dined outside one evening. The large Cicadas here in Northern Mexico spend most of their lives underground & crawl out only every 17 years! There are some 2500 species of Cicadas around the world so I guess that is something so sing about if you are a big 4 inch bug with the aerodynamics of a Volkswagon!!!
Our Green Flying Friend!
Green isn't just for bugs! Okay, so this drink might make the whining bug noise easier to bear!
The Mean Green Cicada Martini~Call it what you want!!
6 parts gin
1 part chartreuse
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an olive.
Salsa de Aguacate
3 Jalapenos (less if you want), blackened or raw, seeded & stems removed
1 -2 Avocados, diced
1 Tomatillo, cut into quarters
Cilantro, loosely chopped
Put all in a blender or molcajete then thin out with small amount Crema, or Sour Cream, salt & pepper to taste.
*Crema~ Crema Pura de Vaca is used in many dishes here. It just thins this recipe out, so it is easier to dip.
Garnish with Cilantro Sprigs & let those bugs sing on!!!
Enjoy this very green Appetizer & Cocktail Recipe!