I feel like I haven't been cooking as much this summer, when I think the truth is, I just have gotten way to used to cooking as much as I do and it doesn't feel like as much. The other day I knocked out three different cupcakes and icing and realized it didn't take all day and wasn't that big a deal. I remember when piping icing used to be huge ordeal. I need a new hobby.
Speaking of hobbies, I really want washi tape. Not sure why. But it seems all cute and crafty. Which I am neither.
Here's my 'I haven't been cooking' summer round up photo...
And a killer recipe for summertime barbecue side dish!
Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Reduction
from Damn Delicious who has it hanging out over at Naturebox
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 6 cups diced seedless watermelon
- 4 oz crumbled black pepeprcorn feta cheese
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbs olive oil
Chop the watermelon into bite sized pieces and toss with fresh mint and feta. Add the olive oil and gently toss to combine.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the balsamic vinegar to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer about 4 minutes. Let cool.
When balsamic reduction has cooled, drizzle over watermelon salad. Serve
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Love this idea! I still haven't tried a watermelon salad, but I KNOW I'd love it! Great recipe!
I love the combo of watermelon, balsamic and feta! Mmm, so good!
I want washi tape too!!! Not sure what I'd use it for, but I want it LOL! And I want this salad. Balsamic and watermelon is the best thing ever!
AND I have mint growing, woo hoo!!!!! I always say I will try a savory watermelon salad, and still have not tried one yet. Your recipe sounds fun, easy, and delicious! 🙂 Hugs, Terra
I frekkin LOVE watermelon salads like this! So delicious!
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says
OMG! My hubs would go bonkers over this!! Must actin ASAP.
Belinda @zomppa says
Don't worry about not cooking as much over the summer! Maybe you can washabi tape this....
Kate from Scratch says
Looks wonderful! Love the balsamic reduction with it too. Delicious!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
So what I hear you saying is, you're so awesome at cooking, it doesn't feel like you're doing any cooking? That's a good place to be! 🙂 Love the sound of this watermelon salad--I'm all about semi-savory watermelon this summer!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Looks so tasteful and refreshing 🙂 I love balsamic!