Watermelon Mojitos, courtesy of Ina Garten

Who doesn’t love Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa?  I’ve featured her here on SafarioftheMind a few times.  Although I haven’t watched her cooking show on Food Network in quite some time, I have always enjoyed watching the different ways she entertains in her beautiful home in the Hamptons.  A while back I featured her Limoncello drink, click here to access that post.  Today I’m presenting another Ina Garten favorite, her watermelon mojitos.  We’ve had some searing, hot temperatures the past couple of weeks, so this drink went down a treat!  Enjoy the images and dream of watermelon mojitos. 🙂

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Pear Clafouti

Clafouti is a classic French dessert traditionally made with black cherries.  Today’s recipe substitutes the cherries for pears.  Specifically Bartlett pears.  I love The Barefoot Contessa, aka Ina Garten and today’s dessert recipe features Ina’s Pear Clafouti.   Ina developed her love of French cuisine while living in France on a four month camping vacation.  I’ve posted a few of her other recipes on my blog.  Don’t you just love her presentation and how she cooks such awesome meals for her husband?  The fresh flowers and rustic arrangements either inside her home or in her garden are beautifully assembled.  Now, I’m no Ina Garten, nor do I own a home in The Hamptons (although I’d dearly love to), but in many ways, I think I am just like Ina when it comes to preparing fresh meals every single day for my husband.

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