Holding on to Summer...

While it is technically still summer, it has started to look and feel a lot like fall this week. I have mixed feelings about this - I am certainly going to miss the sun, but fall is my favorite season. I like the beautiful, warm colors, the fact that isn't too cold (yet) & there are still clear, sunny days. And then, there is the food. I love pumpkin and other kinds of winter squash, brussel sprouts & cranberries. You can expect to see a lot of pumpkin recipes from me over the fall, that's for sure! But today, was about holding on to summer. As much as I love fall, I am still having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the declining temperatures. I guess I could go somewhere warm for a holiday, but that doesn't fit very well with my schedule and/or my wallet right now. So, I decided to make something that screams summer while I can...

Summer Watermelon Cucumber Salad


  • Mini watermelon, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 long English cucumber, chopped 1/4 medium size red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ~2 tbsp goats cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp olive oil


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. That's it!