This afternoon was a warm one—85 degrees, sunny and birds chirping. After two trips over to farmer’s market, making Tiny G’s food for the week, and starting a vichyssoise for tonight’s dinner, gotta admit, I was spent. But it was too nice to stay indoors so we sat out on our shaded patio with Tiny G, and enjoyed a refreshing glass of pastis, an anise-flavored liqueur from France. It’s usually served diluted, and when you add the water to the dark, clear yellow liquid it turns a milky pale yellow color. I like to take a small Moroccan tea glass, plop in a couple ice cubes, add a splash of pastis, and fill with cold water. (Generally the ratio is about one part pastis to five parts water. Purists don’t add ice, but instead use very cold water.) Sit back, sip and relax.