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WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

CHERRY GALETTES WITH ALMOND SOUR CREAM CRUST

Another month has passed and it’s time for Mystery Dish!  This month’s host was Sarah at The Pajama Chef.  She put together an great list of items including:  coffee, sour cream, farro, almonds, cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, cucumber, tomatoes, flavored oils, herbs, cornmeal and hot peppers.  Since cherries are one of the few fruits I love, and they are only in season for approximately 12 seconds each year, I knew they had to be in my recipe.  Visions of pastry danced in my head.
When served up a fruit pie, I tend to eat all the crust and leave the fruit on my plate.  I can truly embrace a “pie” with a higher crust to filling ratio.  How I love the galette (French),  also sometimes known as a crostata (Italian).  Regardless of the origins, who doesn’t love more buttery flaky crust?
We had to use at least 3 ingredients in our mystery dish, so I decided to add some almonds and sour cream into my pie crust.   Sour cream made a really rich tender pastry, it reminded me a lot of …