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

July 27th, 2009

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 Responses to “In the Bag: Cooking the Month of June – The Round up”

    1. Catherine Says:

      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 Says:

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

    3. The Redhead Riter Says:

      Yum!!!

      Stopping by to give a little blog ♥

    4. Chow and Chatter Says:

      beautiful

    5. Louise Says:

      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 Says:

      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 Says:

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

    8. Magically Bored Says:

      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 Says:

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

    10. Jacqueline Says:

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

      ps did you get my email Julia?

    11. The Redhead Riter Says:

      for you…

      http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/secrets-friends-and-sharing.html

    12. Julia Says:

      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. Julia Says:

      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

    14. James Says:

      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!

    15. used forklifts Says:

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

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