Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Watermelon Days

Remember how when you were a kid, watermelon flavored bubble gum and candy was the most awesome flavor ever? 

My class of Japanese kids reminded me of that last week... given a bag of Jolly Ranchers, they fought over the few coveted watermelon flavored lollipops!

Recently, I have also had a taste for watermelon, so we stopped at a roadside fruit market and bought one over the weekend.

I love watermelon plain and simple on its own, but feeling a bit creative, I experimented with a few more... ahem... adult adaptations.

First up, Watermelon and Feta Salad 

Next, Watermelon Mojito Sorbet  
Puree 3 cups of watermelon in a blender and mix with a simple syrup (1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice). Put in a freezer safe bowl and chill, stirring vigorously every hour or so until it becomes smooth. Drizzle rum on top before eating. Perfect for a hot afternoon!

What's your favorite summer time fruit? How do you like to eat it?


Anil said...

I'd have to say watermelon although I prefer it plain. Seedless is nice too when you can find it ;)

Mary and Sean said...

I remember having wonderful plums in the summertime in Istanbul...

Chris and Amy said...

Mangos! When I was in the Philippines I would eat about 5 a day. I couldn't get enough.

My Hotel Life said...

Love the watermelon salad recipe. I'm going to have to try it.


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