Posts Tagged ‘lime’

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2010

It’s Cinco de Mayo! It’s getting close to that time of year where weekends will slowly start to fill up with bbq’s and sunny day gatherings. We had a particularly nice day here in Antigua and the man of the house decided it was high time he pulled out his margarita skills and use  our gifted bottle of Gusano Rojo (yes, that is a worm at the bottom of the bottle of mezcal). The key to a good margarita you ask? Keep it simple and with some quality tequila. In our home, we try to use as many fresh ingredients as possible and this goes for drinks as well.

This recipe will make about 4 drinks. Just play around with the quantities until you get your desired taste. First, gather some limes and oranges for a nice, fresh squeeze. If you ‘stick a fork in it’ (what a great phrase for a recipe) while squeezing, you will get the most juice out of your citrus fruits.

In a blender, add ice, lime juice, orange juice and taquilla (some people might add sugar). Wet the rim of the glass and dip into a bowl of nice sea salt.

Pour in your blended (and somewhat chunky) mixture and voila! It’s that simple.

Drink water!

April 15, 2010

We all know we need to drink it. But are we really drinking enough? I know I don’t. If you divide your weight in half (using pounds), that is precisely how many ounces of water your body needs in order to regulate its temperature, provide the means for nutrients to travel to your organs and to rid your body of the toxins we humans, take in every day. Twenty percent of your water will need to come from the food you eat and the rest via beverage.

I love water, but sometimes I just can’t swallow the idea of drinking tons of flavorless water. It really depends on my mood. Solution…add tasty fruits, herbs or even veggies! I like to add some sort of citrus fruit, mint leaves and slices of cucumber. Today I didn’t have any cucumber so I added a second citrus just for fun.  Get creative!

Today, I chopped up some lime, grape fruit and fresh mint leaves! I like to fill up a pitcher each day (and hopefully refill it through out the day) so that the tasty water is ready for me or any guests who happen to stop by. Enjoy!