Frozen Coconut Limeade

Standard

My mom sent me a picture that was all rainy, misty, cold Fall feeling.  That is not the weather we have been having.

We have been hot.  Hot hot, like heat index of over 100 hot.  Sticky hot.

I can never decide if I love or hate this kind of hot.  A part of me loves the humidity and a part of me is longing for my mom’s Autumn day feeling.

But no matter it is hot now and it will be Fall eventually.

To help with the heat we found this delicious recipe.  It is simple, tart, and very refreshing.  And infinitely customizable.  Want to add a mango?  Why not, that would be wonderful!  Have kids coming over?  Up the sugar or use cream of coconut.  Having an adult-only party?  Add in some rum and pretend you are sitting on the beach in some amazing tropical location.

Though really the tropical location vibe is there in any variation.

Continue reading

Fridge Dill Pickles

Standard

So I really really like the CSA we have joined!  It is a lot of fun and I do think we are eating healthier, or at least more veggies. But something happened about two weeks ago. I looked around my kitchen and realized that I had eight cucumbers.  Eight!

Now don’t get me wrong, I like cucumbers.  I enjoy them a lot but I had no idea what to do with eight cucumbers.

Luckily the Smitten Kitchen blog came to my rescue.  Apparently I am not the only one drowning in cucumbers this summer.  So what can we do with cucumbers… make pickles!

I have never made homemade pickles before.  I was actually a little afraid of making them.  But these were super-easy and turned out very very tasty.

Continue reading