Couldn’t find the words this week. The truth couldn’t come through. There was a moment when I thought I would rather not post than create paper-thin architecture of a few words to hold up a recipe. Instead, images came. Colors, shapes, and textures spoke to me. I grabbed my iPad and started painting with my SketchBook Pro app. I followed the muses. I kept the internal editor at bay.
Sometimes this is how creativity comes. Who am I to say no?
So this week, I give you a recipe in rosy pinks, creamy greens, and clotted white. I’ll let the simple flavors of summer speak for themselves. Make this salad. It’s simple but the textures and flavors are profound.
Cucumber, Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad
1 small watermelon, cubed
1 cucumber, cubed
4 branches of mint, trimmed of stems. Only leaves.
1/2 a block of feta, a little less than a cup
2 tablespoons of EVO
Sprinkle of S&P
Optional: Hot sauce
Try to keep all the cubes of the ingredients the same size. Mix the watermelon and the cucumber together and then add pieces of feta and mint. Mix. Drizzle with a little oil. This salad tastes best if all the ingredients are cold. Enjoy.