Saturday, August 12, 2006

Blog Party #13 - Cool As A...

This month's Blog Party over at Dispensing Happiness is all about staying cool and using the stove and other appliances as little as possible. Usually a wonderful idea for August. But of course here in Calgary our weather has taken a downward turn. I had to wear a jacket this morning to the farmers market! That is just wrong.For the party I made 2 snacks and 1 drink - Corn and Black Bean Salsa on Chips, Watermelon Margarita Salad and Long Island Ice Tea.
We made our Teas with rum, vodka, tequila, lemon juice and cola. Lethal!
The Watermelon Salad was wonderful! Very cool and refreshing.
Some of the chips have just a dot of sour cream, some are just salsa. These went fast - I had to make up 2 more trays after this picture!

Stephanie always has some great music lined up, and I'd like to throw in a song that I love that sprung to mind when I was flinging tequila everywhere - Sol Ja Camba by Fantcha. It's a beautiful song.

Thanks to Stephanie for another great party!

Watermelon Margarita Salad

I made mine with half a medium watermelon.

Watermelon, cut into bite sized cubes, chilled
2 tb finely chopped basil
2 tb finely chopped mint
4 tb lime juice
4 tb tequila

Place watermelon cubes on a platter. Scatter the mint and basil over, then sprinkle with the lime juice and tequila. Top with a couple of small pinches each of salt and sugar. Serve right away, or let stand for 30 minutes or so.

Corn and Black Bean Salsa on Chips

3 tomatos, seeded and diced
3/4 cup corn kernels
1 cup black beans
2 tb oil
2 tb lime juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin

tortilla chips
sour cream (optional)

Mix the salsa ingrediants gently together and let sit for a few hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, lay chips out on a plate. If using sour cream, put a small dab on each chip before topping with a spoonful of salsa.

Serve right away.


Tanna said...

Lethal...I'd have thought elevating!
Great idea with the wateremelon! Excellent!!

Rachel said...

The salsa looks great!

peabody said...

I would love to wear a jacket today. Trade. you.

Sara said...

tanna - the watermelon was so good.
rachel - as was the salsa. i am turning into a cumin addict. i put it in everything.
peabody - ok!