Honey-Lime Watermelon Floats

Honey-Lime Watermelon Floats recipe (via the pigandquill.com) #icecream #dessert #summer

It’s October. Or as Lana has taken to saying, “it’s almost Halloweeeeeeeen tiiiiiiiiime!” (Followed, always, by “the scary guys are just pretend, Mom. The scary guys are just pretend.” Thank you, sweet babe.) So here we are, officially entering into that love/hate time of year where, for procrastinators like me, shit either happens RIGHTTHISMINUTE or gets nudged happily into “early Q1 // happy face // talk soon!,” which would almost explain why I’m pushing a fruity summer float when pumpkins should be springing outta my bum. But as much as this post is, indeed, about my procrastination (as in, I first made these guys in…August, I think? though we’ve been drinking them far too often since…), it’s also a belated celebration of sorts for this blog that turned five years old exactly one month ago, right under my nose and with very little fanfare. And for the month of October, itself, which will appropriately mark the year anniversary of my diagnosis while serving as a well-marketed reminder to buy yogurt with pink lids, check your boobies — and, more than anything, trust your gut. (I cannot emphasize this enough. I was so very fortunate to have a doctor who immediately referred me … Read More

Chile-Lime Watermelon Paletas (vegan + paleoish/gf)

A couple weekends ago, Chris and I were holed up in a Truckee hotel for a night during one of his mountain bike races. He was in the bathroom tending to one of his “it’s cool, I think a butterfly bandage should hold it together” injuries (ew) while I distracted myself with Food Network in the bedroom. Because that’s what married people do in swanky euro-mod hotel rooms. First aid and cable. Anyway. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was on, of course (is it not always?), and exclamations like BANGARANG and BOOYAH and TAKE ME TO FLAVORTOWN were shooting out of the TV like Cyclop’s laser beams. HOLY CLAM, BATMAN.* GIVE THAT BAD BOY A TASTE. And that’s when it hit me. Blind people probably think Guy Fieri is a porn star. I mean. Is that an OK thing to have people believe? I don’t think so. I think not at all is that OK. So, Public Service Announcement: Guy Fieri is the host of a food show. Tell your blind friends. Moving on. Bangarang-Booyah-Flavortown-Paletas!!!!!!!!! In case you were wondering, I’m in 100% denial that summer is anywhere near over. I’m getting watermelons on the weekly from my CSA, tomatoes are … Read More

Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca – a drinko for Cinco

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Have you entered to win that Q Squared NYC Breakfast in Bed serveware set in our Luv Yo Momma Giveaway? Seriously? Get onnnnnnnn it! 🙂 Is it summer yet? My Vitamix thinks so. It’s been running all morning blending up tasty drinks that just scream SUMMMMMMMMER. (See the caps there? Screaming. Also, yeah, drinks, as in expect to see a few more of these around the piggity blog sooooon…) I thought I’d lay this first one on you just in time for Cinco, since it seems festive and party-like and agua fresca sounds good rolling off the tongue. Well, maybe it sounds better rolling off of Salma Hayek’s tongue, but I think you know what I mean. And if your tongue is anything like Salma’s, well, someone’s ears are lucky. uh. But for realsies. This agua fresca is some flippin’ FRESH. ASS. WATER. YO. And yeah, I realize how that reads. I’m just gonna keep on typing forward because it’s about a thousand times more satisfying than backing over ass water. It’s summer, after all. Ain’t nobody got time for regrets. Embrace the present! Live in the now! Buy sixteen new Target … Read More

Watermelon, Orzo and Feta Salad

So I’m back from squeezing the best friend’s baby, and all I have to say is holy cow babies. As in holy cow babies are so cute. Holy cow babies eat ALL the time. Holy cow babies look like little people versions of glow bugs. And holy cow babies are a BUTTLOAD (with capital everything) of work. I had no idea. I mean, and I’m the kind person that even thought I had some idea, but I totally did not. I was so very wrong. I am so very tired. Just, holy cow babies. (I kinda loved it. Shhhhhhhhhh.) Anyway, hope you guys all enjoyed Joel’s little toast-post while I was out exploring the Great Midwest. I was totally sold at ovo-avocado (#ovocado, amiright?), but the bacon and sprouts thing didn’t hurt a bit. Kind of a wonder combo, if you ask me. Love that guy. We’re taking off yet again for the first of three weddings we’re celebrating with dear friends this month, but before I go, how about another little salad to help you hang on to these last few days of summer? It’s a cinch, I swear. And because it’s bulked up with tasty orzo, it feeds … Read More