Disclaimer: This post has a number of hearts all over it. If you think heart shaped thingy are mushy, this super delicious Thai Coconut Chicken Soup might interest you more.
I am pretty sure that I have mentioned this before in my earlier posts, but I am still gonna do it once again. *SCREAMS* I HAVE AWESOME COUSINS!!
I have been wanting a new photography board for more than an year now. I have two boards that I made with my brother sometime back, but I was growing tired of the same old boards and my pictures were looking the same. I wanted to buy a new board and I saw many really pretty ones at Etsy which didn’t work out cause shipping alone was gonna cost me a bomb. $400? That is like 1 month of groceries. Well, almost!
My cousins obviously knew that I wanted a new photography board oh-so-badly and one of them actually surprised me with one!! She went to Australia for a holiday and during that, she bought a gorgeous board for me. She was even held at the customs because of the wooden board. I literally hugged the board when I received it. Yes, I hugged the board and not my cousin. True story.
I have 3 elder brothers and no sisters, but my cousins kinda make up for that void feeling of being sister-less. Who wants real sisters anyways? They steal your makeup and clothes and shoes and handbags. Well, I heard about all these from Friends. No first-hand experience here. 😀
My cousins are the best because….
♥ My cousins bought me my first kitchen Aid.
♥ I bought my DSLR with the encouragement of my cousin. I have been wanting to buy one for quite some time but I didn’t know if I really need one or not. I am really glad that she pushed me into this. Thanks Dijah!
♥ Once I was stuck somewhere deserted for a few hours, in the night and I couldn’t get a cab and calling one didn’t help either. I told my cousin to call a cab for me but in the end, she personally came to pick me up and “rescued” me. Riya, you are a huge fan of superheroes, but I guess you didn’t foresee yourself being a hero one day. My hero at least!
♥ Standing in front of my door with a cake+churros and flowers right after midnight on my birthday. The things that my cousins do!
♥ Fetching and sending me to the doctor when I am ill.
♥ I am crazy about smoked Paprika and thanks to my cousin, I get unlimited supplies of this wonderful spice!!
♥ Carrying this photography board all the way from Australia. Hand carry to be precise and let’s face it, this board isn’t the lightest things to carry after all.
I can actually go on and on because my cousins are truly amazing. You slay me cousins, you really do. ♥♥♥
Talking about amazing. Check out this picture?
Isn’t the board just beautiful??? ♥
Although we weren’t sisters at birth, but I guess we were put
together in the same family, just so that we can be sisters at heart. – xoxoxo
Anyhoo, a couple of nights ago, I was wandering around aimlessly on Pinterest and I saw a yummy picture of a watermelon lemonade which got me all intrigued that I had to go and purchase a watermelon the next morning. Some cravings needs to be fixed ASAP.
Lemonade is always refreshing but Watermelon + lemonade is refreshing x 2. Soothing, refreshing, energizing and oh so pretty. I am a fan of watermelon and I think nothing beats chomping down wedges of cold watermelon on a hot summer day! I love watermelon juice too, and I have somehow tried quite a combination of drinks made with watermelon.
- Watermelon cubes + Grass Jelly + Simple Syrup + Water = A delicious Asian-inspired drink. This watermelon and grass jelly drink is very delicious and super refreshing.
- Watermelon + Lychee + Ice Cream Soda = Watermelon and Lychee Mocktail
- Watermelon cubes + Rose Syrup + Unsweetened Soy Milk + Ice = A sweet, dreamy and creamy milkshake.
This Watermelon Lemonade Recipe is really easy to prepare. You can either use a juicer or a blender. It has the perfect amount of sweet and tart. The amount of sugar used would depend on the sweetness of the watermelon. The watermelon I used was sweet, so I didn’t have to use much sugar. Using a good watermelon just makes it so much better.
People, it’s time to ditch all those bottled lemonade that probably does not even contain real lemons. Give this Watermelon Lemonade Recipe a try instead. This is high on fresh and the flavor will have your taste buds tingling and screaming for more. I am totally in love with it’s deliciousness!
- Half a watermelon, cut into cubes (about 5 cups)
- ¼ cup sugar (more if your watermelon is not sweet)
- Juice of 2-3 lemons (see notes)
- 1 cup chilled water (for blending)
- ¼ cup hot water (For simple syrup)
- Cook the sugar in ¼ cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring
occasionally,until the sugar is completely melted.
- Alternatively, you can just dissolve the sugar in ¼ cup of hot water. This works just as well.
- Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher.
- In a blender, blend watermelon and some water in batches
- Pour this mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into
insimple syrup and stir to combine.
- Serve over ice.