Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rosemary infused peach iced tea and a pizza with fresh figs from Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria


Rosemary Infused Lemonade from Tutta Bella
On a trip to Seattle this weekend, a group of us went to Tutta Bella for lunch.  It was quite the dining adventure since I had yet to try a "real" Neapolitan pizza with fresh figs and rosemary lemonade.  At first I was a bit skeptical, but after the first taste of my lemonade and bite of pizza I was hooked!

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One of the three delicious pizzas we had.
Who knew that fresh figs on pizza would taste so good. 
It's one of their seasonal pizzas.
Sweet figs and salty savory meats definitely work in this combination!

Rosemary Infused and Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:
  • 6 small sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups peach nectar (Kerns...it comes in a can and is easy to find)
  • 3 ripe peaches (have to be ripe), pitted and sliced into thin half-moons (about 18 slices each)
  • 1 ice cube tray frozen lemon juice (12 cubes equals 1 cup of juice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
Directions:

Rosemary Syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine the rosemary sprigs, sugar, and water, and bring to a simmer. Let cook for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened and well-infused. Remove from heat and strain. Discard rosemary sprigs. Let cool before using. In a large pitcher, combine cooled syrup, peach nectar, peach slices, and lemon juice ice cubes. Add enough water (1 1/2 cups) to top off, leaving room for additional ice cubes to serve. Add more ice right before serving. Serve a fresh rosemary sprig in each glass.