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July 11, 2018

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Honeydew & Prosciutto

Indulge in this Italian restaurant specialty at home!

What You’ll Need:
  • Skewers
  • 1/2 honeydew melon
  • 6 slices of prosciutto
  • Serving plate
How to Make:
  1. Remove rind and cut honeydew into 1”-square pieces.
  2. Tear or cut prosciutto slices in half.
  3. Roll a prosciutto slice over itself so that it resembles a jelly roll.
  4. Using the honeydew square as a base, place the rolled prosciutto on top and secure it with a toothpick.
  5. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and honeydew pieces and serve.
Expert Tips:
  1. Drizzle with truffle infused honey.
  2. Top with crushed hazelnuts, fresh basil leaves or fresh mint leaves.
  3. Add a slice of manchego or any hard sheep’s-milk cheese.
  4. Melon Salsa
  5. Elevate any party- or dinner-table spread with this unique take on fresh salsa!

Melon Salsa

What You’ll Need:
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large mixing spoon
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, seeded, rind removed and cut to small dice
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut to small dice
  • 1 cup honeydew, seeded, rind removed and cut to small dice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
How to Make:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir well to combine. Then enjoy!
Expert Tips:
  1. Add half of a seeded, diced jalapeño for a spicy kick!
  2. Substitute minced garlic scapes for the red onion.
  3. Pulse all the ingredients together in a blender for a smoother salsa.
  4. Cantaloupe & Lime Popsicle
  5. Cool off with this ultimate, all-natural Pennsylvania-summer refreshment!

Cantaloupe & Lime Popsicles

What You’ll Need:
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blender
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, rind removed, seeded and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey, divided
  • 1/4 honeydew, rind removed, seeded and cubed
How to Make:
  1. Add cantaloupe, 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/4 cup honey to a blender and puree.
  2. Pour cantaloupe puree into popsicle molds, filling each equally and leaving 3/4″ of room at the top.
  3. Place the lid on the the mold and insert popsicle sticks into each space.
  4. Freeze the popsicles until the cantaloupe puree begins to harden (about 20 minutes).
  5. Blend the honeydew to a puree with the remaining lime juice and honey.
  6. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and fill the remaining space with the honeydew puree.
  7. Re-cover the popsicles and place them back in the freezer until solid (up to several hours).
  8. To remove popsicles: Place the mold in a warm water bath so they slide out easily.
  9. Enjoy!
Expert Tips:
  1. Replace the honey with agave nectar.
  2. Add 6 mint leaves to the honeydew before pureeing for a refreshing minty flavor on the finish!

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