Celebrating National Watermelon Month on Food Porn Friday

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PHOTO BY KANA OKADA – Watermelon Salad With Mint and Crispy Prosciutto

Kickin’ back and keepin’ it cool as we celebrate throughout the month of July National Watermelon Month. To commemorate the juicy deliciousness of this incredible fruit, here are a couple of cool, refreshing recipes from the kitchen of Real Simple. Try this Watermelon Salad With Mint and Crispy Prosciutto.

INGREDIENTS

4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
3 pounds watermelon (including rind)
6 radishes, quartered
4 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint, torn
1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt and pepper

Click here to get directions.

 Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea, National Watermelon Month

PHOTO BY JAMES BAIGRIE – Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea

To complement your salad, wash it down with a refreshing glass of Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea.

INGREDIENTS

8cups boiling water
8 tea bags
1/8 medium-size watermelon, cut into small triangles
1 small bunch fresh basil sprigs
sugar, to taste (if desired)

Click here to get directions on how to prepare this cool beverage. And to think watermelon could be this exotic!

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The Berries Are Coming on Food Porn Friday

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Image Credit; Gimme Some Oven

What’s your favorite Berry (and no we aren’t talking about Chuck Berry)? July is National Berry Month and we are celebrating the colorful, edible, delicious and nutritional properties of a plethora of berries in our produce section. Whether it’s blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, huckleberries, gooseberries, lingonberries, marionberries or dewberries, get to pickin’ and start to lickin’.

Let’s face it, the summer is hot and we want to eat something that is cool to our palate, but berry-licious at the same time! Today, we are featuring this Berry Fruit Salad from the kitchen of Gimme Some Oven. This colorful salad is quick and easy to prepare, and tastes berry, berry good!

So, while most berries are in season during the summer, get creative and come up with some spectacular dishes that are healthy and delicious. Saluting the berry on #FoodPornFriday!

Sky-High Strawberry Pie on Food Porn Friday

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Image Credit: Taste of Home

May is National Strawberry Month and on Food Porn Friday and Cinco de Mayo, we celebrate this widely aromatic, bright red, sweet, juicy fruit which is a great source of manganese and dietary fiber. Did you know that strawberries are also low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium?

If you’re looking for a taste of spring with an easy dessert recipe using fresh strawberries and a few simple ingredients, then you’ll want to check out this mouth-watering Sky-High Strawberry Pie courtesy of the good folks at Taste of Home.Total prep time is 20 minutes (Cook: 5 min. + chilling). This recipe makes 8-10 servings.

Why not sink your teeth into a slice of deliciousness and transport yourself into dessert Heaven. You will find this recipe and many other epicurean edibles at http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sky-high-strawberry-pieOh, what a celebration this is! Bon appetit!

Happy #NationalStrawberryMonth!

Happy #CincoDeMayo and Happy #FoodPornFriday

The Apples Are Coming on Food Porn Friday

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We have arrived at that time of the year where apple festivals are happening all around the world. In celebration of Food Porn Friday we are featuring the ever-popular, classic, good old-fashioned apple pie. Can’t you just taste that mouthwatering slice of cinnamony, sugary deliciousness tantalizing your taste buds? I sure can. If you’re in the mood for apple crisps, apple tarts or any other type of apple dessert, then why not give them a try in your kitchen?

Check out this deep dish, scrumptious apple pie recipe from the kitchen of Betty Crocker. This recipe serves 8, takes 45 minutes to prepare and bakes in 2 hours and 20 minutes. Bon appetit! Happy #FoodPornFriday!

Keep the Doctor Away during National Apple Month!

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October is National Apple Month! According to the U.S. Apple Association, National Apple Month is the only national, generic apple promotion in the United States. Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it was expanded to the entire month of October. National Apple Month´s mission is to increase apple industry sales, and to enhance consumer awareness and usage of apples and apple products. Its goal is to increase apple industry sales through a fall retail display contest, food service promotional contest, to recognize outstanding retailers for their apple merchandising, and to develop strong relations with retail, food service and apple industry members.

U.S. Apple Association, National Apple MonthThe U.S. Apple Association (U.S. Apple) serves one essential mission: to provide to all segments of the U.S. apple industry the means to profitably produce and market apples and apple products. We are committed to serving the entire U.S. apple industry by representing the industry on national issues, increasing the demand for apples and apple products, and providing information on matters pertaining to the apple industry. U.S. Apple is the national voice and the national resource serving the interests of the entire American apple industry.

Whatever your apple intake may be (apple juice, apple cider, apple tea, apple pie, apple cobbler), enjoy a delicious, refreshing apple and bask in this simple pleasure of life! Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Hmmm….