All posts tagged: food

The Perfect Late Summer Meal: Watermelon Gazpacho

What better way to soak up the last few weeks of summer than to celebrate with the best of the season’s crops? Here’s my favorite Watermelon Gazpacho recipe. 5 cups peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped watermelon, plus 1 cup finely chopped 1/2 cup cranberry juice 1 cup peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber 1 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks) 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 pepper) 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons) 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced DIRECTIONS Combine 5 cups watermelon and the cranberry juice in the jar of a blender, and puree until mixture is smooth. Pass through a fine sieve into a large bowl or plastic storage container, discarding pulp. You should have 3 cups strained liquid. Add cucumber, celery, bell pepper, onion, herbs, lime juice, vinegar, jalapeno, and remaining cup chopped melon to watermelon liquid, and stir to combine. To really get the flavors infused, keep it …

Strawberries and Sunshine: Picnic for Four!

       Hello beauties! It is finally warm and sunny out and I am stuck indoors with International Politics textbooks and the lovely essays by Berkley. Thankfully, my lovely Kappa sisters and I made the time for a super chic picnic! For a warm and sparkling picnic, bring fresh fruits, an easy, breakable bread and different jams! We brought madelines, grapes, and Pellegrino! Break out the nautical dresses, hot pink lips, pink accessories, and flowing florals. Also, everyone should go check out my sister Irene’s blog!  http://irene-anna.blogspot.com Back to studying! Xo, Julia

Spring Recipes: Sparkling Grapefruit Tarts

Hi darlings! I am so excited for spring that I’m already coming up with amazing new fresh and fruity recipes. This grapefruit tart is refreshing and sweet. Perfect with a light white or oolong tea! Crust: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter Filling: 2 eggs zest of 1/2 a  grapefruit 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1/2 cup sugar squeeze of lemon 2 Tbsp all purpose flour Set the oven to 350. Combine the butter, flour and sugar and press the crust evenly into the pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour the filling onto the hot crust, and then return to the oven for another 25 minutes. Cool completely in the refrigerator, and then dust with powdered sugar before serving. xo, Julia