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Fresh Melon Quenchers

Fresh Melon Quenchers

ingredients

  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups  cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon puree*(about a quarter of a 4 lb. melon)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/4 inch slice  fresh ginger, grated
  • Plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 to 2 tsp.  honey
  • Shredded lime peel (optional)
  • Plain or flavored sparkling water
  • Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (recipe below)

directions

1. In blender container combine melon puree, ice cubes, ginger, a teaspoon or two of yogurt, and honey. Blend just until mixture is frothy and smooth. Pour into serving glass. Add additional honey to adjust sweetness. Stir in lime peel to taste. Add sparkling water to fill glass. Serve with Frozen Melon Drink Skewers. Serve immediately.

*To Puree Melon: Coarsely chop melon and transfer to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. If needed, stop motor and press fruit down into blades with rubber spatula or spoon and continue to blend until smooth.

**Frozen Melon Drink Skewers: Using a small melon baller, scoop cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon into balls. Or use a knife to cut melons into cubes or 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Thread melon balls and wedges onto wooden skewers. Arrange on parchment-or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 to 4 hour or until firm. Makes 1 (16-ounce) serving.

nutrition facts

  • Calories86,
  • Total Fat (g)1,
  • Sodium (mg)57,
  • Carbohydrate (g)21,
  • Fiber (g)2,
  • Protein (g)2,
  • Vitamin C (DV%)142,
  • Calcium (DV%)4,
  • Iron (DV%)3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Recipe by Better Homes and Gardens

Heirloom Tomato Fresh Pasta Sauce

This is a quick, yummy way to use those fresh heirloom tomatoes.  Makes a simple, summer supper!

Ingredients: 4 large heirloom tomatoes (I like red and yellow brandywine, but you can use any heirloom)

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 lb. uncooked pasta

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

freshly ground pepper

fresh grated cheese

Cut the tomatoes into small (3/4 inch) chunks, put in a large bowl.  Add the crushed garlic, salt, and pepper, mix thoroughly.  Cover, let stand.  Meanwhile, cook and drain the pasta.  Plate up the hot pasta, then immediately spoon the fresh tomato sauce over it.  Top with the grated cheese and serve.  Enjoy!

Serves two.

Farm Fresh Recipes

Welcome to the Recipe Blog for Mello’s Farm Stand! We hope to have many contributors as this section grows.We are always interested in how you prepare seasonal fruits and vegetables. Hopefully, we can help you find new and creative ways to prepare produce from our farm.

The book below is a great resource for learning about how to select, store and prepare seasonal produce.

The Produce Bible: Essential Ingredient Information and More Than 200 Recipes for Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs & Nuts by Leanne Kitchen and Deborah Madison

If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to the Recipe Blog, please let us know! Send an email to Laura Mello with “Blog Contributor” in the subject line.