Do you have leftover watermelon?
Maybe more than you know what to do with?
How about watermelon lemonade? It's The Boy's favorite. I wish I could say the same about the minted watermelon pops we tried last week. But more on that later.
Every Wed & Sat, my town holds a Farmer's Market. When the market opens for the season, there isn't a lot of produce to be found. Mostly you'll find local honey, homemade fruit preserves, homemade soaps and candles, and Miss Darlene's brownies, cookies, and mini pies. But right now the market is kickin' with crates of tomatoes, different varieties of squash, eggplant, okra, and melons.
There's a man who always sells watermelon at the Farmer's Market. He rides around town in a bright blue truck with homemade signs taped to it, advertising his watermelons. I call him The Watermelon Man. Because I'm creative and can think on my feet like that.
The Watermelon Man has a pretty good deal. If you don't think your melon is sweet enough, bring it back to him and he'll let you pick out another one. I don't have enough room in my yard to grow melons, so I have to rely on people like The Watermelon Man. An entire watermelon is too much for the three of us, though. We usually get tired of eating it as is.
slightly adapted from Hopeful Too
6 c. seedless watermelon
1 -12 oz can lemonade concentrate
3 c. water (or to the strength you like)
Place watermelon in a blender or food processor.
Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth.
Place lemonade concentrate and water in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
Add watermelon and mix well. Garnish with watermelon if desired.
GARDEN VARIETY WEDNESDAY # 9
~ Made a dish with something you nurtured in your garden?
~ Maybe a neighbor stopped by and shared some of his/her harvest?
~ Have baskets of goodies from a pick-your-own farm?
~ Found some treasures at your local farmer's market?
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Garden Variety Wednesday schedule:
July 20, August 10 & August 24
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Let's Do Brunch @ The Life and Times of the 21st Century Housewife
and My Sweet & Savory
and My Sweet & Savory
Turning the Table Thursday @ Around My Family Table
What's Cooking Thursday @ Feeding Four
Foodie Friday @ Little Brick Ranch
Fresh Food Friday @ la bella vita