Agua de Sandia

Agua de Sandia in Spanish translates to Watermelon Water.

In order to bear the triple digit heat in Texas, my mother has been showing me how to make different fruit drinks to keep cool and be refreshed.

Agua de Sandia is a flavor of a Mexican beverage known as Aguas Frescas (Fresh Waters).
You can substitute the watermelon for the fruit of your choice such as; cantaloupe melon, pineapple, cucumber, lime, strawberries, papaya, guava, etc.

Watermelon just happens to be my favorite and it was so easy and simple to make.

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon  (Half or whole depending on your serving.)
  • Sugar
  • Water

Directions:

Wash outside of the watermelon and begin to cut chunks and remove seeds.

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Place peeled, seeded watermelon chunks into the blender.

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Begin to puree the watermelon.

July 286Once pureed, strain it through a sieve to catch any unseen seeds and pulp.

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Once the pulp is separated from your beverage, add in a cup of water.

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Mix well then add a cup of sugar or as needed into your beverage.

July 296Stir well in your pitcher and serve!

July 299Xoxo,

-R. Vargas

 

 

 

 

Dinner & Drinks

Saturday night I met up with an old friend for dinner and drinks at The Alligator Cafe.

I chose the restaurant because of the amazing food and live musicians. Over all it’s a great atmosphere and for anyone who enjoys Cajun, Creole, or any type of seafood, I highly recommend the place.
Here’s their website:
http://www.eatgator.com/

It’s been over a year since I last saw her and in between working, going to school, family issues, personal issues, etc. it sometimes is hard to find time for each other but even after all these years, we still make it a habit to get together from time to time.

She goes to Texas A&M over at College Station and she told me all about the lessons she learned in 2014 when it comes to working 12 hour shifts as a waitress, the people she met at the restaurant, both good and bad experiences, her situation at home and how people can be so cruel, responsibilities, her dating life, and how great it feels to be back home.

The Alligator Cafe

The Alligator Cafe

Cajun Fettuccine & Bourban Street Tea

Cajun Fettuccine & Bourban Street Tea

This plate was delicious and had a kick to it.

This plate was delicious and had a kick to it.

Paulinaalove ♥

Paulinaalove ♥

Wallpaper in the bathroom that I really liked.

Wallpaper in the bathroom that I really liked.

Catching up with her made me realize how important certain friendships are and no matter the distance, or the time apart, some people are really worth the effort of keeping them in your life.

Xoxo,

-R. Vargas