Watermelon Lime Mint Agua Fresca

May 20, 2014

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I can't take the heat. As I write this post, I'm practically in a bathing suit sitting in front of my computer as sweat drips down my body. So glamorous right? My beloved 70º So-Cal weather is no where to be found, we are currently going through a heat wave. Yesterday we had a record high of 100º and today my car thermometer said it was 104º. I think it might be time I break down and buy this pretty AC unit!

In attempt to beat the heat I made some watermelon, lime, mint agua fresca – so easy and quick! A great treat in this heat, but probably better if I was sitting pool side instead of computer side.

Watermelon Lime Mint Agua Fresca / blog.jchongstudio.com
Watermelon Lime Mint Agua Fresca / blog.jchongstudio.com
WATERMELON LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA print this recipe!
INGREDIENTS
5 cups of watermelon, seeds removed
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of mint leaves
juice from 2 limes
PREPARATION
1. In a blender blend together watermelon, lime juice and water until smooth
2. Muddle together watermelon puree and mint leaves. If you desire you can serve as is, or strain the leaves out and serve over ice!

Watermelon Lime Mint Agua Fresca / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Blood Orange Chili Juice

February 06, 2014

 Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
 Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
Sometimes I spend hours in the studio over the camera trying to figure out what the best shot is for something. Sometimes it happens quickly other times no so much. This blood orange juice was something I kept going back and forth on. Every shot I took didn't seem to be exactly right – I loved the dotted burlap but also like the feel of the marble. Any favorites? I still don't think the shot is right, maybe I needed a different glass... Anyhow! I got a juicer over the holidays – it's addicting. It's so crazy how much fruit and veggies it takes to make a cup of juice. My recent addiction has been a blood orange and chili combo. I got something similar at Whole Foods and I've been on a quest to recreate it ever since. It's sweet with a little kick at the end, I can't get enough of the combo.

BLOOD ORANGE CHILI JUICE print this recipe!
INGREDIENTS
6 Blood Oranges
2 Serrano Chili
Agave Nectar
PREPARATION
1. Juice blood oranges. Finely dice serrano chili's and allow chili to soak in the juice for 24 hours.
2. Strain juice – removing all the chili and add agave for additional sweetening.

Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
 Blood Orange Chili Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com

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