This is why you should always plant mint in your garden.

My mom taught me the secret to a good mojito – mint infused simple syrup.IMG_1540

1 c sugar

1 c water

a handful of mint leaves

Bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool before serving with cool drinks! Proportions are just 1:1 sugar to water, so make more or less to taste for your drinks!




for one drink

8-10 fresh mint leaves

1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

simple syrup to taste (I like less sugar so I use a tsp or so)

crushed ice, about a cup

2 shots white rum

club soda, about a half cup

a muddler (or blunt thing)


Put the leaves and 2 lime wedges into a glass. Muddle the leaves and lime to release the mint oils and lime juices. Add the rest of the lime and simple syrup and muddle a bit more. Add the ice and fill the glass 2/3. Pour the rum over the ice and top off the drink with club soda so make your drink as strong as you’d like. Stir, taste, and add some lime or simple syrup to make it perfect! Enjoy and soak up that summer time.


Fish envy

A friend saw my grilled fish picture on Instagram and insisted we have a grill night.


I mean can you blame her?

We ended up getting some salmon and picked a tasty spicy and QUICK recipe.

We left the salmon in the marinade for 5 minutes while making another flatbread and arugula salad and then grilled it for 16 minutes skin side down on indirect with the lid closed on the grill. I flipped mine and cooked the top for the last few minutes since it was kind of thick and I kept opening the grill to cook the flatbread. Tasty and flaky and delicious.


Fish fish fish. Yessssss.