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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 199 :: it’s magic, a.k.a. justin gave me the recipe

16 Jul

Okay, so you asked for it! Well, maybe you didn’t ask for it, but tons of people have so….

I begged Justin for the recipe. He found a few online and then whipped together his version of it. Below. For you. A gift of sorts. Most definitely beautiful.

watermelon jalapeño mojito

1. Make simple sauce

  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 jalapeño slice

Boil in a sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until it turns saucy. Refrigerate.

Justin’s note: take seeds out if you don’t want it to be spicy.

2. Mix drink

  • place 5-6 leaves in glass
  • add shot of lime
  • add rum of choice
  • add simple syrup
  • puree watermelon and pour over leaves
  • sparkling water
  • garnish with watermelon wedge and mint leaf

DRINK more, love more!


I am not the chef around here so if I missed anything let me know. Or just play with it. It’s fun. It’s cool. Refreshing. And beautiful!

More tomorrow.


{what do you have to share?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 197 :: beauty is in the eye of a watermelon jalapeno mojito

14 Jul

Tonight’s blog is easy. I mean, really, how hard is it to find something beautiful when you are served THIS:

It a Watermelon Jalapeño Mojito from Justin’s Test Kitchen — aka the man I live with, the love of my life, the boy who loves to cook. He always had. He once made me a dish of shrimp fettuccuni — at age seventeen — and boy, was I impressed.

I still am.

He brings me things to taste, sliding a spoon under my nose with the announcement of, “Try this!” They are like little gifts, each one. His form of cookery is like watching beauty unfold. He loves it, that’s all. He does it for the love of flavor and food — to create and to share with me.

Someone we grew up with recently posted this after seeing Justin’s latest creation, “I thought JJ was the lucky one … I guess I was wrong.”

Well, yes, Scott, you were wrong.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… the beholder of a mojito, which is really a gift, that comes from a place of love, that ought to be shared.

Cheers to that.

More tomorrow.

{what did you taste today?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 196 :: blueberry watermelon mint swirl

13 Jul

It’s hot here. Over 100 degrees and counting. This week we are projected to hit 106 degrees and be in or close to the 100’s for the next few weeks. While the rest of the country seems to be ready for storms, winds and rain.

While everyone is bracing for whatever pattern is coming their way, we are swirling up a storm over here. Or, I should say Justin is…

Tonight he created a blueberry watermelon swirl with mint.

And thank goodness, because it is so refreshing and we are melting.  It was just the right kind of cool, cool beauty to sip on.

More tomorrow.

{what did you sip on today?}
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