Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WATERMELON..... with style

A fruity Rubik’s Cube (a healthy alternative for the geeks)
Kiwi, watermelon and feta cheese <3
image kiwi, feta, melon salad
Watermelon is a refreshing part of summer for many and when we become adults; sticking our faces into a cold, refreshing watermelon, dripping it down the front of our shirts and spittin out the seeds really isn't as cute as it was back in the good ol' days.  I still want some, though, so let us refine our sensibilities and see if we can enjoy watermelon with dignity, shall we? 

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Would you, could you
with a fork?

A sure sign that you are an adult is that you eat your watermelon with a fork.  Isn't that lovely... (yawn)?  Let's perk that baby up (the watermelon, silly) and throw it in a salad to mingle with interesting things like feta cheese and red onion!  That's worth sticking a fork into! Martha Stewart, well, her staff likely came up with this fantastic Watermelon and Feta Salad.  Who cares who created it, I want some! Recipe found here.

Or, hey! How about a straw?
Would you, could you
with a straw?

Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic Recipe
I could... and not just because this delightful Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic is imbibed with gin.  I think a citrine rum might be a lovely substitute myself, but, nonetheless, this has refreshing mint, plenty of tonic water, some lemon and I want some!  I found this recipe here at MyRecipes dot com.

Would you, could you
as an hors d'oeuvres?

Well, I got this recipe from Charles Springfield, who got it from Paula Deen, and it's simple and elegant enough that when served to your guests, they will smile and enjoy the watermelon squares and find it grand in doing so in spite of the fact that it does not remain on their faces and they can not spit out the seeds like small children.  Scroll down for recipe of Watermelon Salad with Mint leaves

dippers photo Ten Ways to Eat Your WatermelonIf you just want to K.I.S.S. your watermelon (keep it simple, stupid) because you are just not into all the smancy stuff, that is totally cool, my friend.  Slice your watermelon into sticks, call it finger food, have a little something to dip it into if you like; yogurt, low fat sour cream... it's all good.  I found this little source of joy here at Babble.  Kids and adults alike will appreciate this as finger food and it is a neat (as in not messy) way to have some summer joy.

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