Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy National Tequila Day!

I was informed late this afternoon that today is in fact National Tequila Day.

I love a good margarita, fresh squeezed lime juice and a salted rim…that’s my drink of choice.

Recently Hubby and I were having lunch at Legal C Bar and they had a special summer margarita made with a habanero pepper syrup…they told me it was spicy but I thought I’d give it a try…let me tell you, it was spicy, sweet and tangy in the most perfect way that I had to try to recreate it at home!

Spicy Rimmed Rita

1 cup diced watermelon
2 limes
2 tbsp agave syrup (or splenda)
2 shots Silver Tequila (my favorite is Milagro) - click link for recipes using tequila
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper

In a blender add watermelon, blend until liquid and pour into a strainer to remove pulp. To watermelon juice add agave nectar and juice of 2 limes.

Rim each glass with salt and cayenne mixture, add ice, pour 1 shot of tequila and finish with watermelon juice. Stir and serve cold. Garnished with lime slice and watermelon. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back in Action!

Hello All, I am back!
I can’t believe how fast the past few months have flew by me. So much is going on in life I kind of stepped back from writing this blog, but that does not mean that I haven’t been cooking!

I was inspired today at work; we held a Nutrition Group which focused on shopping at a local Farmers Market. I printed all of the pictures that I took of my CSA fruits and vegetables from last year and my plan for the group was for everyone to share a healthy recipe that they prepare at home using a fruit or a vegetable that can be found at the Farmers Market. It went amazing; I learned so many new recipes and discovered so many different ways to use common vegetables.

My CSA is on week 8; I’ve already bulk ordered garlic and pickled some stuff!

See below for a quick update on what I’ve been up to food wise!

My First Trip To Restaurant Depot!
Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad with fresh mint and oregano
 Strawberry Bread
 Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies for 4th of July
 Buffalo Chicken Meat Balls

Welcome back to me. Stay tuned for lots of recipes to come!!