Broiled Grapefruit


  We have a grapefruit tree in our backyard and each year it gives us more and more perfect fruits.  The first year we lived here, we got one grapefruit.  The next year, three.  This year we have had about 15!  I made grapefruit curd for Christmas gifts (win!) and attempted to make chocolate covered candied grapefruit (fail!).  But, one of the most special and

Purple Power Smoothie (No Banana)

Purple Smoothie with Greens No Banana

  Just like most of the world, we are trying to eat healthy for the new year and we are still going strong mid January.  I am getting my strength workouts in and cardio.  I am trying to mentally and spiritually stay focused through meditation and reading inspiring and uplifting books (currently: The Power of Now).  And, we are trying to eat clean and healthy.

Watermelon Popscicles

Watermelon Popsicles

I feel kind of weird doing a post on these because they don’t really need much explanation.  But, I thought I would share them because they are super easy to make and the kids love them. Here is what you do….. 1) Cut a slice of watermelon about 1 and a half (1 1/2) inches thick. 2) Cut off the rind. (Use it to make

Watermelon Rind Juice

Watermelon Rind Juice 4

Earlier in the summer, I was experimenting with juicing.  I tried all the basic fruits: apples, grapefruits; some veggies: carrots and kale.  While cutting up a watermelon for the kids, I wondered if it was possible to juice watermelon and more specifically, the rind.  I knew that pickled rind exists and felt bad throwing away so  much of a perfectly good watermelon. After a quick

Watermelon Granitas


Yet another refreshing way to enjoy watermelon!  I got the recipe from Ree and like usual, she didn’t disappoint. Super, super easy.  Just cut up a bunch of watermelon, add a few ingredients, and freeze.  Serve in fancy glasses if you want to feel extra fancy. [gmc_recipe 5524] Enjoy the rest of summer!  

Watermelon Bowls

Watermelon Bowl 2

Even though the kids are back in school, I am not ready to give up on the idea of summer and summer vacation.  So, I decided to post some recipes and thoughts on my most favorite summer fruit–WATERMELON! I know, I know my editorial calender must be way off.  Watermelon posts should have happened last May or June as we were heading into the summer