Before summer bids farewell I must have some watermelon.
I’m not one for buying a whole melon for myself. First of all, my refrigerator is not big enough. Second, knowing me I wouldn’t be able to finish it. When I buy a watermelon, I buy them pre-cut. So I guess you could say I buy them in chunks. Now my mother, on the other hand, LOVES watermelon. Every summer, she would buy at least two or three–not all at once but throughout the season. A watermelon never went to waste at my parents’ house while I was growing up. Dad and I would have some the first day she cut the melon, but after that it was up to her to finish the thing.
Saturday evening during my exercise (a.k.a. walk), I was struck by an inexplicable craving for a watermelon salad. All of a sudden–just like that–I had to have watermelon. Well, there was no way I was going straight to the market just then all sweaty with hair plastered to my head. Once I finally made it to the store I picked up some cucumber, mint and Perrier (sometimes one needs a little fizz with water) along with a couple chunks of watermelon.
And here we have it: a watermelon cucumber salad with feta and mint. So refreshing. It’s almost like a beach vacation…or a lovely late summer rainy afternoon.
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