Trust me it works. This simple recipe from one of our favorite local chefs, Denise Perry of Copper Pot Cooking Studio, perfectly pairs sweet with salty. In-season melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dew, fresh herbs, and crispy bacon all work together to bring the flavors of summer to your dinner table....or breakfast table. This could be your new favorite twist on a breakfast fruit cup! 1 bunch fresh mint 1 bunch basil
2 T lemon juice, from about ½ lemon
When I lived in Spain I was a little bit concerned when my host mother served up a "salad" of tomatoes, sweet corn, sliced onion and kiwi. Yep....kiwi. Mixing fruits and vegetables? Unheard of! I was skeptical of this salad combo, but as I was trying to be open-minded, I decided that while in Spain I would try everything once....even the weird things...before I came to a final conclusion. I'm proud to say that rule has never let me down! The salad was surprisingly delicious.
The second installment of the Local Flavors farm-to-table dinner series, now in its 10th season, will take place on Thursday, July 20th. The series highlights locally-owned restaurants in Springfield, Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, and Bloomington-Normal with a commitment to sourcing from central Illinois farmers. The series also provides central Illinois residents with the opportunity to experience a farm-fresh meal featuring the true flavors of Illinois while also supporting loc