This one time at blog camp … I made watermelon limeade
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself… I really am home from camp,Camp Blog away. I came home last night to the news about Bin Laden. So disturbing don’t you think? I’m not saying anything to the fact of who he was and what he deserved, but I’m just a little taken back by the whole idea that men laid in wait to kill another man and then captured his dead body! It’s just not in my nature to cheer or celebrate over somebody being killed, no matter who they were. Sorry, I’m not trying to be all deep on my food blog, but there is something about the grave contrast between my world of relaxing in the mountains and making watermelon limeade that seems a bit insignificant in comparison to the big picture of things… I’m just saying.
I did enjoy my time away from reality even if it was only for 3 days. We spent the days and nights listening and discussing the topics of SEO, branding, and content, but who am I kidding, we also spent a majority of the time eating s’mores and drinking wine in front of the fireplace. I mean really, what did you expect?
What did I learn at Camp Blogaway?
Enjoy the people you meet along the way – make new friends.
Giggled a little with Joy the Baker, like we were 14, trying to fall asleep in our bunk beds. Drank wine with Sarah from TasteSpotting, she is sweet … so I can’t complain now when she
doesn’t accept my photos.
Invest in real relationships.
Had meaningful conversations about life with my friends
Greg, Melissa, Lynne, and Nancy – (thanks for the towel)
Encourage others and you’ll be encouraged.
Erika grabbed my face looked me in the eyes and made me blush with her kind words.
Share and be nice.
Check out my new blog roll I want to share these lovely people and their talent with all of you.
I guess the ideology of camp doesn’t change much if your 14 or 41…
Lucky me, I was asked to represent one of the camp’s sponsors, the National Watermelon Promotion Board
, so I did a quick and refreshing watermelon limeade demo with lime sugar – just in time for the warmer weather.
6 cups chilled seedless watermelon flesh
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
zest of 4 limes
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
In the bowl of a food processor pulse together the lime zest and sugar until lime zest is combined and the sugar is light green.
Place the watermelon, lime juice, and 1/2 cup of the lime sugar into the blender and blend until combined.
Use the lime to moisten the edge of your glass and dip the rim into the remaining lime sugar.
Watermelon limeade can be stored in the refrigerator. If the water and solids separate, just stir to combine.