Monday, July 4, 2011

What Red, White and Blue Inspires You?

Happy Fourth, Everyone!

To celebrate I've picked out a few lovely little things to share with you...

Patriotic Porches

(photo via Country Living)

Of course you can't have a Fourth of July celebration without food. Here's one of my favorite recipes I love to bring along to any picnic or barbecue. It always gets rave reviews...


3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup finely minced red onion
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1. In a medium bowl, toss watermelon, jalapeno, cilantro, and onion with lime juice. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature (or chilled).

Helpful Tips:

*Use a combination of yellow and pink watermelon to make this a really colorful salsa!

*Be sure to take out the seeds and the inside membrane from the pepper... that's the extra-hot stuff.

*It's okay to make this early in the day and let it chill until serving. I've found that it's also good the following day.

*Serve with tortilla chips or slices of jicama.

No matter what your plans are for this holiday weekend, please remember to do one thing...

What red, white and blue inspires you?
Thanks for stopping by...have a lovely day!


  1. These are great! I adore that dress and swimsuit and the bedrooms! Gorgeous! Hope you'll drop by and link up with me today. :)
    Though I'm not American, happy 4th!


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