Late Friday, I tripped expectantly into the market armed with a list, for once knowing exactly what was needed for Plan A, supper. Oops. No tomatillos, even though they'd been plentiful earlier in the week. No cauliflower, "Sold the last head an hour ago, more tomorrow." I fussed for a few minutes, looking over all the choices, trying to figure out what ELSE to make when my heart (and the supper menu) was set on one thing.
My heart found inspiration in a beautiful watermelon. I grabbed a cucumber too and knew that theretogether was Plan B's great side salad, and just like Plan A, "summer in a bowl".
NEW KITCHEN! Visit the new 'kitchen' KitchenParade.com, the online home of my food column, unveiled just yesterday!
~ Cucumber Lemonade, "summer in a glass"! ~
~ Tomato Zucchini Salad, one of my very favorite easy salads ~
~ Nana's Cucumbers, the classic cucumbers & sour cream ~
~ more cucumber recipes ~
WATERMELON, CUCUMBER & FETA SALAD
Time to table: 15 minutes
Makes 8 cups
About 1/4 a watermelon, cubed
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed
1/2 a small red onion, diced small
Fresh basil, cut in thin strips
2 ounces feta, crumbled
Mix all ingredients. Serve, enjoy!
Make only as much as will be eaten at once, this doesn't keep.
SHOPPING for, errr, with, an iPHONE Oh ~ and while I think about having ready access to vegetable recipes at the drop of a hat, er, pixel, last week I got to meet "food blogger family": Kalyn's Kitchen's brother Rand and his family stopped in St. Louis for a day during a cross-country trek. What fun! We all gorged on ice cream sundaes at the "divine" Crown Candy Kitchen, plus I got to play with Rand's new iPhone (thanks for the tour, Hannah!) and browsed straight to A Veggie Venture to see how it looked. If I may say so myself, it looks and works great!! (good luck over good management, likely) especially if you're at the grocery wondering what to make with such'n'such vegetable. The link to the Alphabet of Vegetables is right in the header - so no scrolling - and then you can easily find the vegetable you're after, pick a recipe, check what other ingredients might be needed and voila! supper's vegetable is covered! Since I don't have my own iPhone (though hmm, couldn't it be considered a business expense?) if you have experience with this and have suggestions, please please do let me know.
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