Summer just isn’t summer without watermelon making an appearance at a barbecue or endlessly repeating the iconic line “I carried a watermelon” from my all-time favorite summer movie Dirty Dancing! While a beautifully ripe melon is definitely a classic all on its own, it’s a lot easier than you think to kick up the flavor and make it truly something special. My Watermelon & Lime Wedges have a generous sprinkle of Maldon flaked sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to enhance the natural sweetness of this summertime favorite while adding zingy lime zest (I love using a classic rasp by Microplane to get just the bright green part of the lime) for something that is uniquely unexpected and completely delicious! And who doesn’t love food on a stick? Sliding a popsicle stick into the wedges is not only fun, it makes these the ultimate grab-and-go snack, allowing your guests to make their rounds at the party and come back for more!
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They say that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day’. But I also think it can be a perfect casual moment for entertaining, whether you are hosting out-of-town guests or doing an early-morning catch-up with friends! An easy Parisian breakfast is also a way to break out of the boring egg-and-toast routine and do something a little more chic and elevated during a long weekend or any day you have more time to slow down and enjoy the morning. All it takes is a quick trip to your favorite grocery store! Here, I have assembled a few things that are quintessentially Parisian: freshly baked croissants and country bread, ripe strawberries, a delicious berry jam, yogurt in individual ceramic jars and a black tea for a (very necessary) shot of caffeine! Arrange the components on some of your favorite serving platters or a beautiful wooden board for a delightfully French way to start your day, regardless of the season!