Friday, July 22, 2011

Guest Post and Friend: Trisha From SWEETOLOGY!

Trisha from Sweetology is not only a fabulous foodie friend, she is a very talented Wife and Mother! She is one of the STRONGEST ladies I know! Her story and how she lives life to its fullest inspire me daily! Please go read through her blog. You will be forever changes for the better!

Hello Everyone! This is Trish from Sweetology.  I am a gal who loves her sweets and fancies her life being a perpetual tea party.  Who doesn't LOVE a Tea Party?  It is such a TREAT to be here at Lark's Country Heart as a guest poster for one of my FAVORITE bloggers. Would you not all agree that Lark has to be one of the most inspirational and genuine bloggers I have met so far....and what BOUNDLESS energy!  I knew from the very first comment she left on my blog when I was just starting out and hearing crickets chirp in between posts, that she was someone special.  We all know how important comments are to a blogger and I am always touched by her sincere, thoughtful responses.

When she asked me to guest post for her I was THRILLED!! I would LOVE to do something for a gal who is always doing something for someone else. Her support of cancer research funding and her "pay it forward" motto inspire me on a regular basis. My life is blessed to know this great lady.

While I do love a good SWEET, I decided to make something different with a summer twist for this special post. However, for those of you who do not know me, I am ALWAYS pressed for time and rely on a FAST and FANCY approach for many of my creations.

When I saw this Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe in the recent issue of Tea Time Magazine, I knew it would be perfect to share with Lark's readers.

After I made this gazpacho and allowed my on staff "food critics" (i.e. husband and daughter) to sample it, I KNEW it was a winner!  My food critics like traditional recipes so I was nervous about them liking a cold watermelon soup.  NO WORRIES HERE! They loved it! 

Because I had made a TON of this deliciousness, I ended up sharing this with my awesome neighborhood "food critics" and the positive reviews just kept rolling in!

It is so tasty, so fast and so FANCY.....3 elements for a WINNER in my book!

I adapted the recipe from Tea Time Magazine. 

Makes 8 cups
Adapted from Tea Time Magazine July/Aug 2011

8 cups pureed watermelon ~ 2 quarts cubed or 1/2 large watermelon
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup coarsely English cucumber
3/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice

In work bowl of food processor, combine watermelon, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, cilantro, and lime juice and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to an airtight container, and refrigerate for several hours until cold. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

This can also make a unique and refreshing salsa. We ate it with cinnamon pita chips and it was delicious!

Serve Cold.
I hope you decided to make the Watermelon Gazpacho and if you do let us know!

Have a SWEET day!
*Thank you so much Trish for sharing this refreshing recipe!
Love you to heaven and back!


♥ Miss Tea said...

awwww how sweet of Lark to feature you as her guest post, the watermelon gazpacho looks so juicy and perfect for summer, yummylicious!

x Susan

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Two of my favorite bloggers on the same post. :-) You two are wonderful. So glad to have met your through our blogs. Have a great day.

Ruth said...

Great post - the gazpacho looks wonderful!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thanks for asking me to do this Lark, I just treasure you and our friendship.

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

Love this! Perfect for this hot weather! Great post!

Barbara F. said...

Perfect recipe for the heatwave most of the country is experiencing! Trisha, I found you (by accident) on Pinterest. Lark, this is my first visit here but I will be back! xo,

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Welcome all Friends and "New" Fans!
Thanks so much for stopping in and showing your support for both Trisha and I! Please feel free to leave a comment for Trisha here as well.

PLUS dont forget to go visit here blog and let her know Lark sent ya!

Concetta said...

Oh my goodness, Lark!!! You picked the most perfect blogger to feature - I love Trisha! Everything she said about you is so true and what we all feel for a truly amazing lady!! You really are someone to treasure and I am so thankful to have met you (and Trisha) through our blogging adventures!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
So nice to find you hosting at a friend's blog. This soup sounds good and I thought that when I saw it in the magazine. We have a perception that soup must be hot but I made a cold beet soup once for a luncheon and it too was delicious. I'll have to try this recipe but cut it in half for the two of us.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks to your hostess Lark for featuring you!

Micupoftea~ said...

sharing love through food, meeting new friends, being a guest fun and special! Hi Trisha, Hi Lark :)

Holly said...

So nice to meet another foodie! Great guest post!

lisa said...

My personal food critics will be skeptical, but I think it sounds fabulous especially in this horrible heat wave. Can't wait to try it and let you know what the crew thinks.
Thanks for a great idea.
Hugs to you both,

Lizzy said...

This sounds amazing...and perfect for summer! Off to check out your blog...thanks for the introduction, Lark!

HHL said...

Trish ... this sounds amazing!! adding it to my must try list.... and what a wonderful blog you have introduced us tooo!! xo HHL

The Better Baker said...

AWWW - both you gals just warm my heart...even with cold soup! =) What an interesting recipe. Thanks Trish for sharing! I totally agree with everything you said about Lark..can't help but loving her from the start. What an amazing pair you are Gals!

Paula said...

Great post Trisha! Can't wait to try it. Lark, you and Trisha are both so inspiring to me and complete my daily routine. Thanks to both of you for being part of my life!

Aimee said...

That looks so refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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