Friday, April 19, 2013


Tuesday the weather was "hot"...summer-like even.

When I went to the market, guess what I found from Southern Japan...watermelon. It's only April, right?!

I wanted to make Ayun's Salad....but there was no basil to be found, so I used mint from my lanai.

The feta cheese that I usually buy was outrageously expensive, so I used mozzarella.

Since I didn't have the marinated feta, I used a basil vinaigrette instead. I also sprinkled some mixed pink pepper.

It wasn't bad...I could get used to this version.

The weather dude has since said that we're gonna have another cold snap over the weekend...oh joy!

on a happier note...the freesia from the lanai bloomed...whoo!

Have a nice weekend.


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Already watermelon!!! Well that sounds like a good treat in April. :)

jalna said...

What a strange combination of ingredients! How interesting . . . I looove watermelon.

K said...

Mmm, that looks so refreshing!

K and S said...

I think it was grown in a greenhouse, Nami :)

different but so good together, Jalna :)

it was K :)

Take care everyone.

Rowena said...

In general, greenhouse watermelon can't be all that great, but Japan is so advanced on the tech front that I wouldn't be surprised if they could pull off producing tasty watermelons in spring as well.

We've had GREAT weather this past week which had me out everyday in the yard, but I think we're coming into a stormy period this weekend. Knock wood, even if it would help keep down all this pollen that is making my allergies go overtime!

K and S said...

it was fahreezing this morning Rowena, of course I wasn't dressed properly, mind already on summer...glad you finally got some good weather!

Take care.