Light watermelon refresher that is great for those hot sticky scorching days.
Today is international women’s day and I got these two quotes to share with you.
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates
“A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” – Rudyard Kipling
As a woman, I believe there is so much that we are capable of even when society says otherwise. But in order for us to be able to do so, we need to unite forces and have each others backs, believe in each other and support each other. It is my hope and prayer this holiday that we all take time to look deep within our souls and search what out purpose is and use it to uplift fellow women and our society. Today, to celebrate the phenomenal women in our lives, I am sharing a simple yet refreshing watermelon drink made with 5 ingredients that you can easily find. But first, I have an exciting new feature.
I have been thinking long and hard about introducing fun features here on the blog. First off is this new feature called 5 Ingredients... I will feature dishes, drinks, desserts and recipes with strictly five ingredients. Because as elaborate as cooking can sometimes get, there needs to be dishes that can be made in less time. I am already excited. Are you ready to join me in this challenge?
What you will need:
Wash the fruits. Cut the watermelon into cubes. In a blender combine watermelon, water and sugar. Blend till smooth. Using a strainer, strain the juice till the large particles of the seeds are nonexistent. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Serve with lots of ice cubes.
PS: I did not put any specific measurements because they do vary based on each individuals taste and preference.
Get creative. Happy Women’s day!
I believe in the power food has to bring together people from all walks of life. I believe in the healing power of good food. I also believe in the therapeutic relief food preparation can bring. And most importantly, I love the joyful moments associated with feeding people good food. Over time, I have come to realize that good food is relative. We all take pride in talking about and making food that nurtured us no matter what corner of the world we come from. It is this pride that makes us want to share a piece of ourselves with the world in hope that we will find like-minded souls. And in this era of social media, we have traveled the world and beyond while still in our geographical locations.
“The beautiful thing about cooking is it’s truly the most intense way to travel without leaving your own backyard. You can experience other cultures, other people’s memories, right at home, if only you venture to try.” –Beth Kirby
I am grateful for the community here at A Kitchen In Uganda. If it wasn’t for you awesome readers, this blog would not be where it is today. So with that in mind, I have created a hashtag #AkitchenInUg. This hashtag will be used to share dishes/recipes that you have tried or been inspired to create here on the blog. I will be compiling them from all the social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, etc) and sharing them here on the blog in one long post every month. Doesn’t that sound awesome? I believe it is one way to connect with each other and share our kitchen experiences. So, use the #AkitchenInUg whenever you share something you have tried or been inspired to create from the blog on different social media networks! Happy cooking.
Also, it is planting season! That means anticipating good food a few month from now like this boiled maize! What are you excited to eat/ cook when the harvest season finally comes around?