Birthdays, Thanksgiving & Noodles with Zucchini.

There are certain dates and anniversaries that seem to split the year into different and distinct parts. Everyone has their own. It might be the first day of school, new years eve, a wedding anniversary, a religious holiday or a season. For me, it’s fall. Not only is it the season of my birthday, a (scary) time of reflection, but it is followed shortly after by the Thanksgiving weekend, a time of thanks.

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Watermelon happiness.

Watermelon.  Does anything say summer more?

Sometimes though the occasion calls for something a little less casual than a seed spitting contest.  For those occasions, here’s a refreshing, grownup way to get your watermelon.

Salad

  • 1 small organic watermelon
  • 1 bunch organic radishes
  • 2 large field cucumbers or 1 regular english (english are nice because you can leave on the skin, you may want to peel the field variety)
  • handful of fresh mint & basil to taste
  • Optional – Chopped jicama or fennel. For an extra bite serve on top of fresh arugula or watercress.

Dressing:

  • 1/4c olive oil
  • juice of 1 (organic) lemon
  • sea salt and garlic powder (or minced fresh) to taste
  • fresh ground pepper if desired

Chop the cucumber and watermelon into approx. the same size cubes. Thinly slice radishes (I use a mandolin). Chop/tear all herbs. Mix and pour dressing on top!

Happy summer!