Despite its cool tropical vibe, this living room centers around a toasty fireplace with dramatic paneling. Overstuffed furniture, lemon and lime-colored accents and a woven rug keeps the look tropical and relaxed.
Fried corn on the cob is bursting with sweet flavor! A standard fryer will hold about four medium ears of corn broken in half. Brush them lightly with olive oil and fry at 370°F for 10-12 minutes. We suggest flake sea salt and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to finish.
A couple of coats of a high-quality gold spray paint makes an affordable table ready for a party. “Our bar area is clean and simple with plenty of personality,” says Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who blogs about home decor and DIY projects. “We keep an edited mix of liquors and a fresh selection of add-ins, such as herbs grown in our garden, lemons and limes.” She tucked chic faux fur stools--an IKEA hack--underneath for additional seating.
To make mango spacho, pulse mango and mango nectar in a food processor bowl until smooth. Add remaining veggies, herbs and additional mango, cut to one-quarter dice. Blend in lemon, lime and orange juices. Season to taste.
Mango spacho features a host of garden-fresh produce and some tropical fruits. Ingredients include (clockwise from bottom center): mango nectar, mango, lemon, lime, cucumber, sweet red pepper, green onion, orange juice, basil, tomatillo, salt and pepper, and cilantro.
Make fruity ice cubes for a summer treat that's tasty and refreshing. Simply fill an ice cube tray with water, then drop in raspberries and slices of lemon, lime and orange. Once frozen, the infused cubes are perfect for adding flavor and cooling down a glass of water or fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Fruit is a great tablescape décor option. Limes and lemon look great with almost any style of dishware but are also very practical. For an oyster roast, they also add flavor to freshly steamed oysters and are essential for outdoor cocktails.
The finishing touch to any good cocktail: the right garnish can make or break a drink. Display garnishes such as cherries, olives, limes, lemons and oranges in small bowls or ramekins near the mixers and glassware so guests can help themselves.
With most of its materials sourced from the grocery store, this unique, punchy arrangement is not only super fresh, but is also a great low-cost alternative to a traditional fresh flower bouquet. Make your own from an assortment of Granny Smith apples, limes, ornamental kale, green hypericum, Bells of Ireland, Italian ruscus, Silver Dollar eucalyptus and lemon leaf greenery.
Bring a touch of citrus to your tabletop with an arrangement of fruit slices with vibrant flowers. Gather the following materials for this spring project: (4) limes, lemons or oranges per vessel, (1) 10-inch diameter round glass vessel, (1) 8-inch diameter round glass vessel, floral shears, floral wire, wire snips, paring knife, water, glass, cutting board, (2) bunches of bells of Ireland and (2) bunches of a coordinating green flowers.
Mints come in an array of leaf sizes, colors and flavors. You can easily find a mint that suits your taste or fills the right spot in your garden design or recipe box. Some common mint varieties include: ‘Kentucky Colonel’ spearmint (the go-to mint for juleps and mojitos), ginger mint (gold-streaked leaves taste great in teas), pineapple mint (variegated green and white leaves, fruity flavor), ‘Hillary’s Sweet Lemon’ mint (a cross between apple and lime mint) and apple mint (large fuzzy leaves on tall plants).
Add an extra layer of creativity and color to your floral arrangements by placing fruit wheels inside of decorative vessels. To do this, you’ll need two vessels slightly varying in width. Place the smaller vessel inside of the larger one; then fill the gap between them with 1/4-inch slices of oranges, limes and lemons. Then add water once they’re in place. The innermost vessel will be used to house your featured floral.
With its focus on regionally-sourced seafood including a host of sustainable Southern oysters, Watchman's is an engaging spot in Atlanta's buzzing Krog Street Market food hall with a cheery Jungalow vibe (think lots of plants and macrame). But cocktail fans will really want to seek out Watchman's for its impressive cocktail program spearheaded by Miles Macquarrie who also overseas the drinks beat at Kimball House in Decatur (a James Beard finalist in 2018 for Outstanding Bar Program). Macquarrie says the focus at Watchman's is on Caribbean and tropical-inspired cocktails (a.k.a. not the usual tiki drinks) with spins on the mojito, daiquiris, a paloma and rum-forward sips to signal an island vibe. Don't miss the delicious, not-too-sweet Colada Phosphate made with rum, pineapple, coconut, cardamaro and acid phosphate (to enhance the drink's tart qualities and keep sweetness at bay without lime or lemon juice).