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Salata mentolata de pepene cu branza / Watermelon mint and cheese salad

Se zice ca dupa Sfanta Marie… ne-am “ars” la palarie. Cu toate ca in ultimii ani vremea a fost data peste cap si vechile credinte romanesti n-au mai avut aceeasi valoare se pare ca acest an se comporta normal si conform acestor credinte. Iarna a fost si blanda dar a avut si zile geroase, primavera  a fost si ea buna cu noi dand apa pamantului si vara s-a tinut de cele doua prietene sus amintite dandu-ne zile calduroase cand a fost nevoie. Dupa 15 august anul acesta, vremea s-a pregatit de toamna. Daca in alti ani veneau zile toride dupa jumatatea lunii, anul acesta vremea s-a racorit simtitor. Desi este 8 septembrie, ziua de Sfanta Marie Mica, a nasterii maicii, m-am gandit sa inchei lista retelor varatice cu un articol despre ultimul pepene al anului. Iata asadar salata de pepene cu branza de vaci.

Avem nevoie de un pepene, cat mai gasiti pe la piata si niste branza.

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Ca sa fie mai interesant eu am pus si niste frunze uscate de roinita, o planta sora cu menta, pt o aroma si mai racoritoare.

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Taiati pepenele si branza in cuburi, adaugati roinita si gata desertul.

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Pofta mare si ne vedem curand cu retete de toamna!

English version:

They say after the day we commemorate Saint Mary’s death, a big orthodox holiday in Romania … we are kind of messed up… as a rabbit in a hat, as the fall comes. Although in the recent years the weather has been turned upside down and ancient Romanian beliefs have not had the same credibility this year it seems like the normal behavior of the weather has come back, according to these beliefs. Winter was gentle but has had some frosty days, spring has also been good to us giving water to the ground for the crops and summer was as the two aforementioned friend seasons, giving us hot days when was needed. After August 15 this year, the weather started to cool down, preparing us for the fall. If in the past years more hot days came after mid august the weather cooled significantly this year here in Romania.

Although it is September 8th, the day of Saint Mary’s birth, another important Christian holiday for my people, I thought to end the of summers’ recipe list with an article about the last watermelon of the year. So here’s the watermelon cheese salad.
We need a watermelon, as much as you can find at the market and some cheese. To make it more interesting I put some dried leaves of lemon balm, a sister plant of mint, to make it even more refreshing.
Dice the watermelon and the cheese, add lemon balm dry leaves and ready it is, your summer dessert.

Enjoy and see you soon with fall recipes!

8 thoughts on “Salata mentolata de pepene cu branza / Watermelon mint and cheese salad

  1. We can, occasionally, get watermelon here, but it’s nothing like the ones in Romania. I loved going to the market and prevaricating while the vendor gave me slices to help me choose. So cooling in the 35-40 deg C we rarely (never?) see here in the UK. Cheese and mint seem like a good idea so I’ll keep it in mind for the next watermelon, next year. But there’s nothing like ‘cas’ (ie cash) here – sheep’s cheese, which is a wonder in itself when fresh from the smallholder or market.

    • I am so proud you love our vegetables, fruits and other types of food or dishes. I so much wish to meet you and your wife to cook together and spend some great time here in Romania. If I could I would send you some cas and ardei and pepene and a piece of everything.
      hugs, Oana

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