Of late, all they've been selling around here are the seedless, small, "Personal Watermelons." They seem to be just as expensive as the old-fashioned big watermelons, but at least half of them lack flavor. It's very disappointing. So, with the remains of one last weekend, inspired by a book I was reading, this is what I did:
FIX THAT WATERMELON
2 cups cut up watermelon (bite sized pieces)
2 to 4 tbsp honey
1 cup cottage cheese
Inspired by the book:
IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT
by Robin Allen
Poppy Markham is a restaurant inspector in the city of Austin, Texas, a job she took after leaving her father's restaurant when he remarried and hired his new wife's daughter, Ursula, as chef. One particular weekend, her father asked her to come back to work in the restaurant, helping in the kitchen and dining room, for the grand reopening featuring a French chef named Evariste, who has a Michelin Star. Evariste was a roundly disliked, difficult person who, on Friday night during the grand reopening, turned up dead beside the dumpster in back of the restaurant; later that evening, Poppy's father had a heart attack. Ursula, who is herself a difficult person, was quickly arrested for the murder, and Poppy's stepmother immediately demanded that Poppy deal with the police and get them to release Ursula at once. But Evariste was stabbed with one of Ursula's knives; who else could have been suspect? Evariste's wife, Bonbon? Trevor, Ursula's assistant? Will, the general manager? And what were those 3 guys who were clearly not from Austin, as evidenced by their wearing of suits and ties (completely out of character for Austin, which I know from business dealings in Austin) doing in the restaurant, meeting with Will, and meeting with Bonbon at her hotel? Where was the flash drive, which allegedly held Evariste's latest recipes and secrets? A fun romp, available both for Kindle and as a real book.
The inspiration for my watermelon fix came when Poppy went into the kitchen of her father's restaurant looking for food, and found some fruit, honey and other ingredients; Bingo! That was what I needed!
Have a great weekend, everyone!