The Glass Kitchen
written by Linda Francis Lee
Contest ended April 30th
Congratulations to our Winner: bluebird4UDaily
I loved this novel! Carefully written dynamics between female family relationships reminded me of The Owl & Moon Cafe, with added delightful whimsy reminiscent of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and sultry romance as the frosting on the cake!
Readers will cheer for Portia, swoon over Gabriel, and drool over recipes conjured up for surprise occasions throughout the novel. Read more about The Glass Kitchen on the author’s website.
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Gossiping with my little sister over cocktails isn’t something I get to do everyday – she lives almost 700 miles away, probably because I was bossy as a child. 🙂 In all seriousness, rare afternoons with my little sis are fun! On our most recent visit, we enjoyed this Frozen Watermelon Sangria. I think you’ll enjoy it, too!
Ingredients (Makes 2 jumbo servings)
2 baby watermelon (about the size of a large grapefruit)
1 cup of fruity, dry red wine
1/4 cup triple sec
1/2 lemon (peel included), cut in small chunks
citrus slices for garnish
Step 1) Set watermelons on a countertop to see how they naturally balance. Cut a thin slice off of the top (parallel to the countertop) of each watermelon. Carefully scoop out the insides, placing the watermelon flesh in a blender. DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY – if you accidentally puncture the watermelon rind, you can’t use the rind as a serving cup!
Step 2) Add wine, triple sec, and lemon to the blender. Add crushed ice to fill the blender, and blend until the mixture resembles a pink slush. If mixture is too thick, add a bit of water, orange juice, or wine. If mixture is too thin, add more ice.
Step 3) Pour mixture carefully into watermelon shells. Garnish with citrus slices (and an adorable little umbrella if you have them on hand) and serve immediately!
…and little sis, about that Play-Doh I made you eat as a child… sorry about that… 😉