Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad

Still cold (when will it end?) but wishing for salad season Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad covers your need for comfort and your yen for a salad.

Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad

Barley is one of those grains that does not get its just rewards. With its chewy texture and nutty flavor, barley is a delicious whole grain. Nutritious and healthy, with lots of fiber and many trace minerals like selenium, manganese, and phosphorus. We use it in our Hamburger Soup. Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli Barley Salad”

Watermelon Mock-jito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Mojito’s are a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Well….Tim and I don’t drink so, Watermelon Mock-jito. Perfect summer highball for those who do not partake!

Watermelon Mock-jito

It’s been a long time since Tim or I have had a real cocktail…..almost 15 years for Tim and 9 years for me. We by no means regret our choice, but sometimes we would like something other than water or coffee.

Pureed watermelon, with a touch of lime and sugar, (a great way to use left over watermelon) poured over muddled mint leaves and ice. If you don’t know what or how to muddle, check out the kitchn for a great tutorial. Short version….it’s mushed up stuff.

Watermelon Mock-jito

Top the watermelon mixture with sparkling water. My fav is San Pellegrino. When I first quit drinking, this was my go to in the  summer, with a little raspberry lemonade. 

Watermelon Mock-jito

Light carbonation, full of minerals, crisp, and refreshing, if you want to know more about this Italian sparkling water, the folks at Delish have the skinny, just click the link.

Watermelon Mock-jito

Garnish with lime slices, mint leaves, and watermelon if you desire. 

Watermelon Mock-jito a refreshing, sweet, light summer drink that is the answer to a drink, for those who don’t drink.

If Sangria is more your thing check out our Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

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Watermelon Mock-jito

Watermelon Mock-jito

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Scale

Ingredients

3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks

2 limes

2 teaspoons sugar, divided

Fresh mint leaves

Ice

Sparkling water – I used San Pellegrino


Instructions

Place watermelon, juice of 1 lime and 1 teaspoon sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

In the bottom of each glass, muddle 2 mint leaves with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Add ice to each glass.

Pour watermelon puree over ice filling each glass about half full.
Add in watermelon puree, filling about 1/2 full.

Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint, lime and watermelon if desired


Keywords: watermelon, mint, lime, mocktail, mock-jito, summer, drink, easy

Cheesy Street Corn Casserole

Sweet corn season is here!!! Yeah!!! Cheesy Street Corn Casserole is our first sweet corn dish of the season. We will surely have many more!!

Cheesy Street Corn Casserole

Sweet corn is my all time most fav veggie. Spicy Fresh Corn Relish, Confetti Maple Bacon Sweet Corn, and Corn Chowder, are just a few of our recipes for those glorious ears of bi-colored sweetness. Did I mention I love sweet corn??

Living in the midwest, sweet corn is a summer “must have”. All areas have a local grower who has the sought after sweet corn. For our area it’s Selmi’s, according to Selmi’s website the corn is coming soon and when it’s ready I will be making Cheesy Street Corn Casserole again.If you are ever in the area stop by Selmi’s and grab a dozen ears!! Continue reading “Cheesy Street Corn Casserole”