Happy New Year everyone! What a busy couple of weeks it’s been. Back to reality now and time to focus on the year ahead. And an exciting year it should be. We’ve made the big decision to leave Adelaide and move on to Brisbane. Whilst Adelaide has been good to us over the last 8 years we just feel a change is overdue. I’ve not lived close to my family for nearly 15 years and we are all looking forward to seeing more of each other.
Of course I will miss it here, life is so easy and good. And don’t even get me started on the Market… I’ve been busily making preparations for the past couple of months and now suddenly the time has arrived with my departure only a mere 2 weeks away. That means only one more Market shop. Sigh… I know I won’t have the same convenience of the Central Market in Brisbane however I have done my research and it seems that market shopping is a growing trend. I look forward to seeking out different markets and what they have to offer. I plan to continue to buy as local as possible with a focus on seasonal produce to continue both in my cooking and this blog.
I’m kicking the year off with a simple smoothie. There is 2 ingredients and 1 step, it doesn’t get much easier than that! Initially I was going to make it a cocktail with some vodka but with all the recent celebrations I decided a mocktail was more than adequate. With the hazy heat of summer in the air I was craving something fruity and cooling.This smoothie ticked the box perfectly.
The sweetness of the watermelon balanced the tartness of the berries creating a satisfying thirst quencher. This purple concoction was the ultimate antidote to a sweltering afternoon. I just whizzed it up in the blender, it was a bit chunky however I didn’t mind. This really would go wonderfully with vodka too and I plan to keep it on standby next time I’m keen for a cocktail. To keep it a little more refined I would probably strain it through a sieve though in that instance.
Cheers to a great start in 2013 and thanks to everyone who has supported me and this blog in 2012. I hope this year will bring many wonderful opportunities and good times for all of us.
Watermelon And Berry Smoothies
2 cups of seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
Put watermelon and berries into a blender and blend until well combined.