There’s something about watermelon that I can’t really put my finger on. The sweetness, the juiciness, I just love it! While eating it right off the rind is good enough for me any day, I still like finding creative ways to prepare it. One of my favorite and SIMPLEST preparations is Watermelon Salad. And when sugar melons start popping up at the Greenmarkets, I probably make this once a week. It’s really just three ingredients plus seasoning:
Hmm…so my my dessert posts always seem to get the most hits. We’ll here you are sugar loving fans!
So last week in my Tribeca CSA share, I got more fresh mint. Now, I don’t really have anything against mint, but other than Mojitos, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. I’m not a huge savory mint fan, so I wanted something sweet. Mint and chocolate go together, right? So I did some googling. I started finding cookie recipes but all used extract. I wanted FRESH mint. I liked the idea of a mint chocolate chip cookie, but wasn’t really sure how to go about it. Do I steep the mint and make a simple syrup? Chopped mint in a cookie might add a strange texture. But then I found it–mint sugar!