Friday, June 24, 2011

I love watermelon. And my sister.

I have three sisters and I love them all. But one sister lives only 2 hours away and she’s the one I get to see most often. My sister, Charlotte, is here visiting for a night. She and my husband are watching the Phillies game this evening on the big flat screen tv while I work out in the exercise room.

If you know anything about me at all, you know that I’d never work out in the exercise room. Besides, we don’t even have an exercise room.

I’m actually sitting on the couch next to my sister, and we are having dueling laptops – she’s checking her mail and texting her husband back and forth – and I’m writing this post. She was all out of joint about some player being placed on a DL and thought it insanely funny that I thought someone was placed on the Down Low.

I’m so not a sports fan.

 

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While I have your attention, I’d like to share with you my favorite way to eat watermelon. I know that the combination sounds really odd, but believe me when I tell you, I’d never do you no wrong.

Try this if you’re feeling adventurous. And then write me and let me know how much you loved it.

Watermelon, Feta and Olive Salad

2 cups watermelon, cut into small chunks
1 1/2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)
2 Tbsp. chopped, pitted kalamata olives
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs,
such as basil or oregano (optional)
Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Toss the watermelon, cheese, olives, oil, and if desired, herbs together in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.

I used fresh oregano and basil from the garden. Yum.

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I love having my sister here ~ hope your weekend is something to write home about.

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Here’s what we listened to while driving to town to pick up the sushi we’d ordered. You can’t listen to this and not sing along.

Charlotte Fun.

41 comments:

texwisgirl said...

enjoy your time with your sister. i'm envious...

Country Gal said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time ! My sister is only two to three hours away and we dont see eachother very much , I dont drive I can but not leagally , she is 13 years older then me and we have never been close, but we do e-mail eachother from time to time ! I also have a brother but when I was growing up they were already off living their lives ! So I grew up basically on my own oh well thats the way the cookie crumbles MMM cookie lol I will have to try your water melon recipe looks good ! Have a great evening !

Snappy Di said...

Love that song and I work out to it in our non-existent work out room ALL THE TIME!

Di

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

it DOES sound like you are having FUN !!!! i went to Costco today..it is not one of my regular stops...i rarely go...but was looking for crab to bbq...and they had it...and as Costco goes everything comes in multiples...one of the reasons i never go...my house is so small that a bag of costco doritos takes up my whole kitchen :-)

anyway...i got 2 watermelons..you had to buy two..comes 2 in a package...and i thought..oh boy...what am i going to do with 2 watermelons !!!! and now i know...

making this over the weekend...
thanks for the recipe, kate

have a great sister FUN weekend, my friend...
sending love,
kary and teddy
xx

Hilary said...

The recipe sounds delish....and I love watermelon with salt so it sounds like it is near perfection.

I almost choked when I read that about the exercise room.........WTH???
Whew, you scared me there for a minute.

Linda said...

Enjoy your evening with Charlotte. That was my Grandmother's name and the name I had planned to name my daughter, if I had had one. And although I detest olives I will try the salad & get back to you:D

Another Sister said...

Chronicles Girl Fun.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I've tried a similar recipe (without the olives and with mint) and it was scrumptious.

That looks like a mighty good melon too. I always thump but am not always successful in getting a good sweet one!

Have fun and don't overdo the exercising!!

Deb said...

have a great weekend...

Flat Creek Farm said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have watermelon in the fridge, and this looks like something I would go for! (not my guys, but I will keep it all to myself ;))
Enjoy the time with your sister! -Tammy

That Janie Girl said...

I'm so going to have to make that salad.

Awesomely beautiful.

Have fun with your sis!

bv said...

Louis and Keely! what a walk down memory lane....had to sing, laugh, and dance....isn't music wonderful? the salad will be my
4th of july wower...is that a word?
love good company...
bv

Caroline said...

So awesome! Glad that you are having fun with your sister. That salad looks...interesting. :)

missing moments said...

oh oh oh oh ... two favorite things yo mentioned ... not a sports fan and watermelon. Nay on sports fan and yah on watermelon ... you have my mouth watering ..... (any typos in this comment are due to the 3 margaritas ...hiccup... we have had in NYC ... hiccup ....) Returning to Philly and moderate drinking behavior tomorrow!

Karen said...

I love me some watermelon and those other ingredients too, but can't bring myself to try that combination! Yet I know you do not lie. Hmmm....

I wonder if Hilary has tried apple slices with salt? Yum!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I have three sisters too! I call the Pushy Sister #2, 3, & 4. I'm #1 LOL! They are all younger than me and we are all very opinionated! Between me and my sisters I have three brothers! Yup, 7 of us!

Love watermelon also and your salad sounds just delicious and refreshing for the summer. Looks like I have a new summer recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

Mary

JaneK said...

Yea and was reading this on my iPhone while I was on my eliptical working out (hardy har har har on both accounts!!);

so what is a DL? I'm not a baseball fan..... I thnk the players are spoiled rotten...

okay, seriously Kate? why would you mess with watermelon??? although the recipe looks inviting..

glad you are having fun with your sister and I hope that my w/e is absolutely NOTHING to write home about :) (except for the coming of the new refridgerator that my landlord got for the house!)

homegrown countrygirl said...

Oh my goodness... what a fun post... and then I read what Snappy Di wrote and I'm still laughing!

Mental P Mama said...

Have a wonderful time!!!!

Oliag said...

There will always be a little sadness whenever I read of sisters sharing time together...enjoy every minute of it! I miss my sister every minute of every day.

I love watermelon and feta together...will have to try the added olives....how can it be wrong?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Isn't it lovely when sisters can be such good pals.
Shall try that way with water melon.

Gail said...

Both my sisters live close by, I cannot imagine them anywhere else.

Enjoy the visit.

beth said...

i'm so trying to play catch up....at least while your sister visits you stay on top of things....me on the other hand, oh crap, i'm behind...but we are having a good time !!

love love love the sunflower photo.....it's brilliant !
and picturing you working out in the exercise room that doesn't exist made me laugh out loud and choke on my barbeque popchip....omg, have you had those.

and what....rooftop views. okay. now you're just showing off :)
xo

beth said...

oh and one more thing....feta and watermelon ?
it's a good thing i trust you. if anyone else had mentioned this recipe i would have run away screaming !!

sharon said...

I might just have to make that salad. it looks so nice and refreshing. It's soooo hot here! watermelon salad sounds good!

Donna S. said...

Ooo looks good actually!! Enjoy your weekend. Lucky to have a sister...always wanted one.

A New England Life said...

It sounds like a wonderful visit, Kate! Enjoy!

And that recipe? You are just weird.

mrs mediocrity said...

oh my, I am so trying that recipe, it looks delicious! and yay for sisters!

Emom said...

Your watermelon salad sounds wonderful, I think I will try it today...have fun with you sis......smiles.

bon bon said...

sounds interesting. i'm the only one in the house who'll eats watermelon though. this may have to wait until we have guests over.

Kate said...

Came to your blog from City Daily Photos and love your comment on VJ's blog. Love this recipe and am going over to the market right now to buy some of the ingredients.

Bluebird49 said...

Can't wait to try that watermelon salad-it looks so good. I sort of envy you--having sisters--don't know what it's like. My mother had one, and they had the best relationship. I love my brothers dearly--but they're 5 and 10 years older than I--so we're not as close with each other as they are with one another. Glad you and your sister can enjoy being together---family is everything!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I will definitely try this, because I KNOW I will love it! I love watermelon in anything! Ever had a watermelon margarita? Yummm
I spent the weekend with my sister too--some 6+ hours away!
Have a great week! Are you off for the summer?

Steph said...

Hmmm. Thinking about trying that recipe Kate to share with my 3 sisters this weekend at the lake. We'll let you know....

Daryl said...

I hope it was a wonderful visit ..

Mary Lou said...

So funny! I would be sitting on the couch with my sister AND eating watermelon but they're both like your exercise room...I don't have either!

The Japanese Redneck said...

You're a hoot. We DO have an exercise room and I think I walked thru it about a month ago...does that count as exercise?

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! And I have to say that although I love both watermelon and kalamata olives, I'm a little hesitant to try them together in the same dish.

But I will try it because you say so. :)
xoxo

Kanelstrand said...

MMmmm, I've never tried a watermelon salad! Though I must admit I love it with feta cheese, or olives hehe. I don't like too much sweet, you know, so I try to keep the middle way :)

Lili said...

No sports fan here too! And oh my goodness how did you happen to come up with that watermelon salad combo? Sounds like happy times were had with your dear sister Charlotte. The part about your exercise room was so funny! ~Lili

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