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Easy 4 Ingredient Watermelon Soup
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Watermelon Jam – A perfect recipe to use watermelon juice!
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Crazy Tomato and Watermelon Harvest – 83 pounds worth!
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Frozen Banana, Watermelon, Orange Smoothie Drink
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Lunch Ideas In Mason Jars to Clip Money!
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Watermelon Strawberry Lime Smoothie
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Watermelon & Strawberry Lime Mint Popsicles
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Banana, Strawberry, Pineapple Smoothie

Easy 4 Ingredient Watermelon Soup

Watermelon soup is a delicious warm soup.  In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

Yes, it’s the last day of February and I’m giving you a watermelon recipe because I like to go against the blog rules of only putting recipes on your site that are “in season”.  To be honest, watermelon can always be in season if you freeze your Summer watermelons.  If you ever have a watermelon that you think you can’t eat completely, don’t let it go to waste! Just chop it up, or turn it into watermelon juice, throw in the freezer and you’ll have it for months to enjoy!    That way it can be Winter and you can enjoy this Hot Watermelon Soup!

(This is watermelon juice that I freeze. I just throw chunks of watermelon in the blender and then measure 2 cups into a freezer bag).
This Hot Watermelon Soup is very simple to make witWatermelon soup is a delicious warm soup. In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

This Watermelon Soup makes me happy because I just want to grab my sunhat and a shovel and run to the garden.  I have been getting the garden shivers lately.  You know the garden shivers, right?  It’s when you’re so excited for the garden season that every time you think about what you’re going to grow you just start to shake with excitement.  I’m not a doctor but I will confirm that garden shivers are not dangerous at all, instead they cause happiness.   When I eat this Watermelon Soup, either in the Summer or the Winter, it makes me think of the garden and all the great memories that come along with it (not to mention the power of saying “I grew this!”).   So I like to consider it a happy soup!

Watermelon soup is a delicious warm soup. In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

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Watermelon Jam – A perfect recipe to use watermelon juice!

This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you’ll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

This year we grew a bunch of watermelons in the garden.  If you’re looking for a good container fruit to grow, watermelon is the direction you should go in.  On each plant we usually get 3-4 watermelons which quickly adds up when you have a few plants!   By the way did you know that watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable? It is a fruit because it grows from a seed. It’s a vegetable because it is harvested and cleared from the field like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as pumpkins. I had no idea!  
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

With watermelon cut to enjoy in fruit leather (recipe coming soon) we are left with quite a bunch of watermelon juice.  I always freeze some juice to enjoy in smoothies throughout the Winter, but I wanted to do something with the watermelon juice now, so I made some watermelon jam.

This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

I love making homemade jam with blueberries so I decided this time to make a watermelon jam recipe. And because I think all jam tastes and smells better with a bit of cinnamon we’ll throw some of that in to make it extra special.  This recipe calls for 16 cups of watermelon juice (watermelon is 92% juice) but if you don’t have that much just scale down the recipe.

 Start with a big pot of your watermelon juice.
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

Bring it to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat to medium high.
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

And then continue to lightly boil for the next 2-3 hours.  You will see the watermelon start to break down and thicken to a dark jam color.  This is mine after 3 hours.
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

I’ll let the jam sit for a few minutes to thicken up completely and then I’ll quickly get it in mason jars,  You can see how thick the jam got here.
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

I bet noone will believe you when you tell them this jam is watermelon jam!
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

 Now throw in a mason jar and into the fridge it goes.  This would  make a great holiday present too!
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

When it’s ready to spread on a bagel or toast, smear a bit all over and enjoy your homemade jam!
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

 

Watermelon Jam
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Ingredients
  1. 16 cups watermelon juice (seeds out)
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium high. Keep a eye on this so it doesn't boil over. Skim foam as it rises. Check and stir every 15 minutes.
  3. Continue to boil for 2-3 hours (mine took 3 hours). Depending if you reduce the recipe yours might done faster, so keep checking to make sure it doesn't burn.
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes. Immediately place in mason jar. The jam hardens quickly so if you let it sit for longer it will be tough getting it out of the pot.
  5. Place in refrigerator and enjoy!
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This watermelon jam recipe is the perfect way to use up watermelon juice. All you need to do is simmer it and you'll have jam soon enough to spread on a bagel.

Crazy Tomato and Watermelon Harvest – 83 pounds worth!

This week was a big harvest weekend where we spent a whole evening picking vegetables and the entire day of Sunday making stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.  I am pretty sure that I will never need to buy tomato sauce again.  This Summer we bought a mini storage freezer just for our garden and it’s about 75% full and we have a good 2 months left of gardening this year (not counting Fall veggies).  I’m going to have open a produce stand, anyone want to stop by?  I give veggies out for free! :D)

(I apologize for the quality of these pictures, it was already dark out by the time we got the tomatoes inside)

First up tomatoes.  We picked 43 pounds of tomatoes this weekend!  Wild, right?  
This is a really heavy crate, too heavy for my weak arms.  I picked it up, Matthew snapped the picture, I threw the crate down and then fell to the floor in weak power.
Hahahahaha...help!

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Frozen Banana, Watermelon, Orange Smoothie Drink

This drink is the perfect blend of Summertime flavor.. that you can enjoy in Fall!

It has 3 ingredients in it: banana, watermelon and orange juice.    That’s it.

The instructions are easy: Put everything in a blender and mix.

Does this drink get any better?

I’ve been loving this drink for a afternoon snack drink.  You know when it gets to 4PM and you question what you should have for a snack?  Dinner is a few hours away but yet you feel like you’re starving.  You are eyeing up those cookies in the cabinet with a dangerous eye, so quick… grab the fruit!    

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Lunch Ideas In Mason Jars to Clip Money!

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I work from a mixture of at home and a mixture of our shared work space.  The work space is only about a 10 minute walk away which is great because it’s close enough that you can get home quickly if a storm is coming but yet it’s far enough from the cats to actually get work done.  It’s so hard to get work done when you have 4 pretty kitties crawling all over you!  Meow!  In the last few weeks I have been spending most days at our work space but there’s been one thing bugging me about it – lunch!  If you’re a person who loves to cook (you probably do, you’re here!) then you probably hate buying take out.     We have been getting sandwiches almost every single day from this place across the street from our space but that is easily $10-$20 a day!   I love saving money so I have been exploring some new apps on my phone to clip lunch time savings!

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Watermelon Strawberry Lime Smoothie

Watermelon-Strawberry-Lime-Smoothie

Enjoy a Summertime treat before the season ends! We’re going fresh, we’re going sweet, we’re going to make a Watermelon Strawberry Lime Smoothie!  The best part – everything comes from our garden! The other best part – you can use frozen fruits! The other best part – you can freeze your garden harvest or if your supermarket has a great sale, stock up! Then when it comes Winter and you are complaining about missing summer, you can put on your swimsuit, sit in front of the heater and enjoy this Smoothie (all wearing your sunglasses of course).   Ignore all the judging stares your loved ones and cats will give you.  

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Watermelon & Strawberry Lime Mint Popsicles

I am kinda in love with these popsicles.  And because they are healthy, I can totally eat as many as I want a day with no regrets!  Isn’t that the best?

Watermelon-&-Strawberry-Lime-Mint-Popsicles

These popsicles have watermelon, strawberry, lime and mint in them.  As a sweetener you can leave as is or you can add a little honey (that’s what I did).  With the fruit already sweet, you don’t’ need much additional  honey – a little goes a long way.   And can we talk about how easy they are?  You just throw the ingredients in a food processor, pulse it, pour into popsicle molds and freeze.  Boom, done!   Amazing!

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Banana, Strawberry, Pineapple Smoothie

The last few afternoons I have been craving a smoothie.  We’ve been hard at work gardening and all I want is a cold “pick me up” when I’m exhausted.  This does the trick!  The best thing about this recipe is that you can match fruit to your liking and create your own. Other examples:  banana, orange, pear watermelon, kiwi banana, orange, strawberries banana, blueberries watermelon, orange, pineapple banana, apple, orange pineapple, kiwi orange, strawberries banana, peach strawberry, banana blueberries, apple, banana banana, cherries pineapple, blueberries blueberry, pomegranate, banana There are so many more variations.  Isn’t it amazing?   I also love this recipe because it gets rid of any fruit where you aren’t sure what to do with.  Many times I’m left with a few random strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana that is very ripe, half an orange, etc.    Put all the soon to go bad fruits in your blender and you’ll quickly have a delicious drink.

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