In the Bag: Cooking the Month of June – The Round up

Last month’s bag was quite a challenge with its contents of mint and watermelon. But these bloggers rose to it with some great dishes:

eCurry:

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Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Punch:

Breakfast lunch dinner and punch

Apple Crumbles:

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We also had a suggestion for a cocktail from AbbieAsadi on Twitter: “Hi Julia. My suggestion for the monthly ingredients: watermelon, mint and vodka for cocktails, maybe a dash of sugar syrup or classic sorbet.” I love the sound of watermelon, mint and vodka cocktails, anyone fancy giving it a go?

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15 Comments

  1. Catherine
    July 27, 2009 / 10:42 pm

    Watermelon cocktails are amazing! I had one when I was in Australia, but I'm struggling to find the bars menu/website as it was in a tiny tiny place in QLD. Definately worth experimenting with though – I had the same cocktail 2 nights running!

  2. applecrumbles
    July 28, 2009 / 12:04 am

    It was a challenge but what a terrific combination! Great suggestion Julia!
    Good job everyone.

  3. The Redhead Riter
    July 28, 2009 / 12:35 am

    Yum!!!

    Stopping by to give a little blog ♥

  4. Chow and Chatter
    July 28, 2009 / 1:09 am

    beautiful

  5. Louise
    July 28, 2009 / 8:31 am

    You can get unpleasant pre-mixed watermelon vodka cocktails, but an undoubtedly more fun option would be the Jamie Oliver watermelon, where you cut a hole in the skin of a whole fruit, put a funnel in, and gradually decant vodka in over the course of a day or two to allow the flesh to soak up the spirit. I'm sure you could infuse a bottle of vodka with some fresh mint leaves for a few days beforehand for the full effect! Wish I'd entered now…d'oh!

  6. John
    July 28, 2009 / 10:44 am

    I was thinking about some kind of granita or granissat, but I only saw the challenge a couple of days ago and haven't had any free time this week.

    Watermelon and mint granita sounds very summery and refreshing to me though.

  7. Cupcakes And Peonies
    July 28, 2009 / 1:50 pm

    Hello, there is a little award for you over at my blog!! xx

  8. Magically Bored
    July 28, 2009 / 5:50 pm

    Don't know if you remember me, had commented on some post of yours a while back, love your blog as always. You have inspired me to start my own cooking blog, though it's NOTHING compared to yours!
    Am blogrolling you, hope that's okay. 🙂

  9. James Brewer
    July 28, 2009 / 9:06 pm

    They look great. I cant wait to take part for the first time on the next one!

  10. Jacqueline
    July 30, 2009 / 10:50 pm

    I just love those entries. I am off to read the details!

    ps did you get my email Julia?

  11. Julia
    August 10, 2009 / 7:26 am

    Cupcakes and Peonies – thank you so much, I'm honoured x

    Magically Bored – wow, that's so great. I'm sure it will be a fantastic blog; we all start off with just one entry and from there it grows. Thanks for the add, I'll add your blog too x

    Hi Holler – you have mail x

  12. Julia
    August 10, 2009 / 7:26 am

    Cupcakes and Peonies – thank you so much, I'm honoured x

    Magically Bored – wow, that's so great. I'm sure it will be a fantastic blog; we all start off with just one entry and from there it grows. Thanks for the add, I'll add your blog too x

    Hi Holler – you have mail x

  13. James
    August 25, 2009 / 3:42 am

    Very cool desserts! Very cool blog. The watermelon pic was great. We have done a similar variation here in Texas for years, it involves pulling a plug from a whole watermelon, and dripping in a bottle of vodka or other clear liquor, and then Icing the whole thing down!

  14. used forklifts
    August 25, 2009 / 1:25 pm

    Delicious! I love watermelons. They're perfect dessert. Thanks!

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