Guest post by Imperfect Homemaker contributor Andrea.
I don’t really like the summer. I’m not all about tans, sunscreen, beaches, or anything hot. I am definitely more of a winter girl. I love the snow…except in New York City. But that’s a different story. I don’t enjoy going to the beach, or sitting in the hot sun. But one of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit and vegetables that are easily obtained. I especially enjoy honeydew melon. Last year a friend introduced me to honeydew on a whole new level – add some fresh mint!
I have some windowsill herbs that constitute the entirety of my urban garden. Peppermint is one of the plants that I haven’t killed off yet, so I just snipped off a few springs. After chunking up my honeydew, I added the chopped mint. It adds a whole new dimension to the juicy melon that makes it even more of a treat! You can add a peppermint garnish, too. If you want to dress it up even more, add some chopped cucumber for a flavorful salad. If you don’t grow peppermint at home, you can probably find some at your local farmer’s market, along with other fresh herbs.
This is one thing about summer that I can love!