July 4th

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I hope you all had a nice 4th of July if you're American ... and if not, I hope your day was good regardless. I look forward to seeing the smiley face fireworks each year ... I remember when they started out in one color -- now they've advanced to having green eyes and a pink mouth!

Here are some photos from my day (all food, because that's pretty much what I did all day):

Homemade beef burgers (with onion, rosemary and pepper)





I was surprised by how good they were.


Every summer I buy a ton of limes and make limeade or granitas.

I like mixing a bunch of things together ... this is lime, pineapple and basil.
It was pretty good -- it had a real tang to it.

Looks a little gross.

I also made a plain lime and basil one. 
I added a little too much simple syrup, but it was still good.

Next time I might try something a little more adventurous, like jalapeno pepper or something ...

Another thing I picked up from Brooke White is adding lime juice to watermelon. I like freezing cubes of watermelon, adding lime juice and sugar and blending. Really refreshing!

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