Mint Ginger Melon

Today I’m experimenting with some high key lighting and trying to figure out how to get everything just right with only natural light and no artificial – I really want to put off purchasing proper studio lights for as long as possible which is likely feasible because I’m TERRIBLE at portraits.  I have no idea how people do them despite watching a lot of tutorials on how to take great portrait shots.  Of course I could blame my husband who’s the only one who ever requests them, and to be fair, he really is annoying to photograph because he turns into Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes.

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I ask him to smile, and he does a goofy fake smile.  I tell him to do a natural smile, and it’s like he’s not smiling at all.  I tell him to fake laugh and suddenly his head is swung back behind his neck.  

By golly…  he’s going to Sears next time.

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Don’t get me wrong – I love him.  I just can’t photograph him and now know why there are many dance couples who don’t compete with their spouses.  There are some battles you just don’t want to fight.

Are there certain activities that you don’t do with your SO because it ends in a blood bath?

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Back on topic…

Today’s cocktail is inspired by Natalie’s (Perry’s Plate: Dishing Up Progressively Paleo Recipes) Melon Salad with Ginger-Mint Dressing, and it’s absolutely divine!

Recipe:

In a Collins glass filled with crushed ice, pour 1 oz Midori, ½ oz creme de menthe, and ½ oz white rum.

Top with ginger ale.

Garnish with fresh mint and serve with a straw.


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2 thoughts on “Mint Ginger Melon

  1. Little known fact, Michigan was the largest growers of mint in the world. Just was watching a show on flying monkeys and they happen to mention that if you hit your mint (they used the term spank or spanking the mint) it helps release the oils in the leaves – enhancing the mint flavor. I love mint more than pickles. After hitting the mint, only then do you break off the stem for the drink or what ever.

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