What-a-melon! 21 Ways to Eat a Watermelon
What says summer better than freshly cut watermelon? Nothing. Except maybe these 20 recipes that dish watermelon into cocktails, cakes, salads and appetizers galore. We put together a winning watermelon roundup last summer, so here’s another guide for the next few months with some fresh new ideas. Become a watermelon bartender, baker, salad enthusiast — you name it. These recipes are here for you and your watermelon-loving fans.
3. Otai Watermelon Drink: This recipe comes from a small island in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The beautiful drink is made from crushed watermelon, coconut milk and lime juice. Maybe Otai translates to delicious. (via Tara’s Multicultural Table)
4. Poke Watermelon: Did this tuna impostor fool you? For the vegetarians in the house, or those willing to try something new, this marinated watermelon is the ultimate sweet and salty combo. (via Bitter Sweet)
5. Grilled Watermelon With Honey Glazed Mandarin: Something we learned in 2014. Grilled fruit is glorious. And if you’re wondering, “Is grilled watermelon as good as the cold stuff?” Let us assure you; when it’s topped with grilled mandarin oranges, yogurt and muesli — you bet it is. (via Capture by Lucy)
7. Watermelon Canteloupe Mini Layer Cake: This dessert is super intriguing. In the center lies kiwi-mango preserves and in the whipped cream hides coconut. With the brownie bite on top, there are so many flavors and so little time for a taste bud party. (via Kitchen Tested)
9. Shrimp Tacos With Watermelon-Apple Salad + Goat Cheese-Cilantro Cream: If only summer would never end and the ingredients for this fresh dish were always available. (via Yes to Yolks)
12. Fresh Watermelon Cake: Watermelon is so sweet it’s hard to imagine putting icing on it, but more than a few bloggers have raved about recipes like this one for summertime. The combo must be tasty. (via Sprinkle Bakes)
15. Watermelon Canteloupe Lemonade: Fresh squeezed lemonade might be the one thing that screams summer more than watermelon. So this mixture is definitely a go. Vodka, anyone? (via The Kitchen McCabe)
21. Watermelon Donuts: Alright, here’s another recipe where the actual fruit isn’t really involved, but we can still see these being a smash at your next brunch or 4th of July barbecue. (via Paper + Stitch)
What other ways will you serve watermelon at your summer shindig?
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)