Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Love of a Bohemian Mama

Share Watermelon


Yesterday we had such a fun play date with some super cool Mamas and their super cute boys. 
Sitting in the backyard, sharing watermelon, chatting, and watching our boys play together, was incredibly relaxing and healing! I love play dates {and watermelon} for this very reason. 

Today we received our organic produce delivered fresh from  Farm Fresh to You. If haven't tried a CSA, {community supported agriculture} I highly recommend it. It is a wonderful investment for your family and an equally wonderful way to support your local farmers. 

Inside were strawberries, grapes, carrots, sweet peppers, corn, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, celery, and a watermelon. Farm Fresh to You also includes, in the box, a weekly newsletter that shares farm news, as well as recipes. One of the recipes is a "Greek Watermelon Salad" that I just have to share with you. 

1 personal sized watermelon, chilled and cubed
4 fresh corn ears, husked
1 large red onion, sliced thinly
1 cup feta cheese
1 bunch of fresh mint, chiffonade
1 lime
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Steam, boil, or grill the corn. When cooled, slice off the kernels by following along the cob with a knife. Scrap off the remaining kernel bits and the "milk" and set aside.

In a large serving bowl, drizzle 1/3 cup of olive oil and juice of 1/2 lime over the watermelon. Add the corn, red onion, and toss. 

Break the feta cheese into chunks and add to the watermelon mixture, along with the mint. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold until incorporated. 

Garnish with mint leaves and additional lime wedges. Serve chilled. 





  1. I love play-dates and good company!

  2. I have always wanted to do that farm co-op thing where you have fresh vegetables delivered...when i move back i'm getting on that!

  3. That looks delicious! :) And YES, you are my first follow. THANK YOU!!! :D

  4. ugh you took the words (or images as it may be) out of my mouth!! I have been on a watermelon kick over here trying to invoke a little more "summer"! Saw your comment and that is SOME news, do it!!! As far as Oliver's room goes, that made *me* just tear up thinking about it! omg. ;)

  5. I love the idea of veggie deliveries, but I admit that I can be pretty picky about the produce in my house! I'm pretty sure if there was gorgeous watermelon waiting on my front stoop, I wouldn't have a complaining word to say!

  6. Ok, so first of all if I had kids I would feed them watermelon all the time. It's so refreshing on these hot days. Also, Farm Fresh To You is the best idea ever. Too bad when I looked up my zip they are not in my area yet, but I will definitely be posting about this soon and using the recipe page on the sight. I would hate for any of my veggies to go to waste this summer because of not having enough meal ideas. Have a good end of your week!

  7. not only is watermelon yummy and refreshing, but it's also a very pretty fruit! =)

  8. Love that last picture & I love watermelon. What a fun day and so great that you get your veggies and fruit this way. xoxo

  9. Yum watermelon sounds so good right now...reminds me of summer for sure!


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