I would have left out the mint leaves myself :)
PP,You don't like mint?
he's a dingle-berry Sandy...pay him no mind - bahahaha!
I create my garden delights from what I have. It surely is a blessing to have home grown fresh food.
Gail,It sure is a blessing to have home grown food. Loved the pictures of all the great vegetables you've harvested this season.
I felt cooler just reading your title! I like the combination of salty and sweet in this recipe. Now all I have to do is wait (impatiently) for my watermelon to grow and ripen!
Susan,Ha....the title did it!!! I couldn't wait for mine to grow, bought the watermelon at Sprouts. Everything else I had.
That sure looks scrumptious! I love dishes like that. When we lived in Italy you could buy fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese right by the road, and I ate tons of it.
Harry,It was!!! I love cooler dishes when it's so hot outside, plus the house stays cool because I didn't turn on the oven to bake. Living in Europe is a delight. Fresh tomatoes, and homemade mozzarella woohooo!!! Did you and your wife get to go Tosca hopping while in Italy?
Sandy, we ate out as a treat sometimes. There were lots of restaurants along the beach where we lived. Most of them had bars on the ground floor, but since M doesn't drink, and wanted me to quit, we didn't do the after dinner "Tosca" evolution.We went to the officers club on friday afternoon sometimes, because you were kind of expected to. I never missed a happy hour on Friday before I got married, and always stayed til the club closed. But after I got married, we just went and "were seen", had a coke and left. :-( She gave away my bar too, and we got a china cabinet for our little villa, instead. Married life was a lot different, but I have never been sorry.
Do I have your permission to substitute mozzarella for the feta cheese? ;o) This certainly is the time of year for cold salads, isn't it? Whew-ee, we had another way-too-hot day here today. Worked outside until I came in to shell and process peas this afternoon. Now am looking forward to a long shower and early bedtime. (Yes, I do lead a very exciting life.)
Mama Pea,Of course you have my permission :PPPPI think mozzarella cheese would go good with the same ingredients. Agreed, this is the time of year for cool or cold foods. It's just too hot to heat up the house and use the stove or oven. Fresh peas, omg another piece of heaven. Sounds like you've been pretty busy, and deserve a long cool shower, sleep well my friend.....sweet dreams.
Sweet Sandy - we make many variations of this kind of salad - with fruits and veg we grow or that we can find locally! we always use goat's feta for the saltiness to add to the sugar of the fruit. and always add our homegrown herbs - like cilantro/parsley/lemon balm/bee balm/parsley, etc. to add to the taste.there's nothing like a good refreshing salad on a hot day and when you make another salad like that - i expect an invitation - bahahahah!sending love to you all, as always! your friend,kymber
that looks pretty good.