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So yesterday was the Fourth of July. Yay! America!!!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday…
When I was growing up I would remember my dad eating melons (typically cantalope and honeydew) at night. He would cut them and throughout the week would eat the pieces slowly, one at a time, with a toothpick while watching TV. I think that has led to my love of melons, specifically honeydew melons.
Since it has a roasty, toasty summer I have been trying to keep cool all the time so that I don’t hate my favorite season. I sure would love to eat ice cream all the time but that is just not going to happen so I have been loving mixing up sorbets. My newest favorite is honeydew sorbet. Bliss on a hot, steamy night.
Honeydew melon sorbet lets the flavors of the honeydew melon shine through. The simple syrup just sweetens and brightens up the natural flavors. I like to add a bit of lime or lemon to mellow out that sweetness and enhance the flavors as well, similar to adding a bit of salt to a tomato. It just works! To keep with the citrus flavors, I like to garnish the melon with a bit of lemon verbena instead of mint. Dig in and cool off!
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