Watermelon & Feta Salad

This simple, light and lovely dish (#38) is inspired by Amsterdam, the city in which I first sampled it.  Reading the description on the menu, I thought it sounded repulsive.  Watermelon paired with cheese and walnuts!?  Gross.  So on that premise, my friend and I decided to give it a go.

I was shocked.  The flavors paired together perfectly.  The light juicy sweetness of the melon balanced beautifully with the subtly strong cheese.  The walnuts added a fabulous crunch, another layer of texture variety to the dish.  I was surprised to find myself loving it!!

The ingredients needed are simple:

-Watermelon, cut into bite sized cubes.

-Feta cheese

-Walnuts (I imagine pine nuts would also be rather tasty…)

-Fresh Mint

-Balsamic dressing.

Directions: combine the first four ingredients in some semblance that is pleasing to the eye.  Drizzle on a bit of balsamic vinaigrette.  Enjoy!!  This dish is not only delicious but its beautiful, the colors vivid and eye-catching.  Serve it at your next dinner party to give off an adventurous and trendy vibe 😉

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Absolutely one of my top three favorite European cities.  Dreamy, like a fairy tale, romantic, unique, laid back and lovely.  I snapped this picture during my visit there last May, 2016.

To see all of the adventures, wanderings and amazing edibles I experienced on my recent trip to Amsterdam, look no further.  Here is smattering #1 of photos and stories, and smattering #2.  Enjoy!  I hope it may inspire a future trip for you 😉 as Amsterdam is without question one of the most underrated and awesome cities in Europe.

Shrimp, Goat Cheese and Blackberry Salad

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!  For recipe #30, I went light, refreshing, easy, and really tasty.  I know all of you have been eating their hearts out with family and friends on this joyous day.  And that is the way it should be!  One of the best parts of Christmas, to be sure.  At least its one of the aspects of the holiday I most look forward to.  Pumpkin piegingerbread…stuffing…Christmas cookies…sweet potatoes…oh my gosh, all delectable.

However, I imagine you might be in search of some lighter fare now that the whirlwind of delicious seasonal foods has been consumed.  In which case, I have just the ticket.

This recipe is a super cinch to make.  In fact, it doesn’t really require an official recipe type-up.  You can just toss it all together however it suits your fancy.  Enjoy!

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