23.8.10

sleeping under the stars


our bedroom was getting too...bedroomeyish...so i made a tent in our living room.

and i made watermelon salad to go with tyler's multi-cheese grilled sandwiches. for the sandwiches, we had gorgonzola, smoked gouda, extra sharp cheddar, oka, brie, and parmesan to play with. and he added our fresh basil and a friend's garden tomatoes.

watermelon salad, you ask? probably the best tasting summer salad of all time. try it. trust me.

frying pan: handful of pumpkin seeds and a handful of sunflower seeds, drizzle of olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper, good pinch of chili powder (however much you dare;). roast to your liking. watch out: they pop.


bowl: cut big chunks of half a watermelon. cut similar chunks of 6 oz. of goat/sheep's cheese (i used a stronger cheese called oka, but brie would work too. anything that's a softer cheese and got a good flavour to it, i think). a large bunch of fresh mint leaves (chop most of it up. use a few leaves as garnish later). 3 scallions (i used only 1 green onion cuz that's all i had...). squeeze 2 limes. a good lug of olive oil. pinch of salt and pepper. give a good toss.

serve on plates. sprinkle toasted seeds. you could add a fresh chopped chili as a sprinkle as well, but i accidentally used a habanero and we spent most of the time trying to pick them out cuz they were beginning to burn our nostrils... oops. but it did add a nice spiciness to the salad, so i would recommend something. a chili would have probably been perfect.

enjoy. immensely.

love,
r&y



8 comments:

Marns said...

That is one sweet tent!

Darren said...

Cool!
All your film pictures recently has made me want to go get some of mine developed. I have some 120 thats done and just sitting in my camera.

Does tyler have a blog, or do you two just share?

Elyse said...

You are just amazing Holly! You make Rob and I's life look dull lol. However u inspired me to make a tent out of our living room.

Anonymous said...

looks fun! i need to try that salad!
shann

akathemom said...

fun!!!

HEARBLACK. said...

this looks like a movie

- reminds of a movie, just cant think of which one

Anonymous said...

made that salad today! delicious!!!!!
thank you.
shann

JMay said...

Love this tent :-)

Aren't those the best to make!