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Brian’s Watermelon Elderflower Martini, The Better Version

This has happened to you before. You are sitting at a little desk. An authority figure leans over and says, “You can do better.” Now comes the flood of emotions: anger, resentment, embarrassment, and, yes, an acknowledgement that I could have done better. I first blogged this beverage a couple of weeks ago and I…

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Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber Water from Blue Cashew

“Rum,” Brian said with confidence. A little too much confidence for my taste, but he was about to be cut down to size. “No,” I said quietly. He pondered the pitcher. I knew the mint was distracting him. “Tequila,” he guessed. “No.” He stooped low to the pitcher. “NO CHEATING!” I yelled. “You can’t smell!”…

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

I saw a recipe that intrigued me: a salad of watermelon, cucumbers, and avocado. I tried it and was disappointed. It asked for a combination of balsamic vinegar and watermelon: the result was a color disaster with the bright watermelon color immediately transformed to “old tomato red.” The flavor was too simple, lacking the depth…

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Watermelon Gazpacho from Austin

On Wednesday, we were in Olive, New York. It was snowing a bit. The daffodils held their heads up nobly. Suzen searched for the car keys and escape. Today, Saturday, we are in Austin. No immediate threat of snow. Suzen is basking in the heat. But to offset the 90°, our daughter-in-law Michele supplied a…

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