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.
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”
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!
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.
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.
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.
Garnish with lime slices, mint leaves, and watermelon if you desire.
Watermelon Mock-jito a refreshing, sweet, light summer drink that isthe answer to a drink, for those who don’t drink.
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”