July Blog Challenge: Melons!

This month it was all about melons for the AFBA Blogging Challenge.

If you haven’t had some juicy watermelon in this Texas heat you better get to it! Is this a fun fruit or what? It’s juicy, colorful and comes in different sizes. Pinkish red, light green, and soft orange are mostly what we see inside of a melon after we cut it open to bite into some juicy goodness. Watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe are all types of melons and our members have made some pretty amazing stuff with this African originated fruit. Check it out!

Cool Beverages

Watermelon Cachaça Smash by Coseppi Kitchen

Watermelon Cachaça Smash by Coseppi Kitchen

 

Honeydew Agua Fresca by Full and Content

Honeydew Agua Fresca by Full and Content

 

Watermelon Mint Slushie. by For The Love of Chow

Watermelon Mint Slushie. by For The Love of Chow

 

Cantaloupe Aqua Fresca by Coseppi Kitchen

Cantaloupe Aqua Fresca by Coseppi Kitchen

 

Watermelon Margarita by Food Good, Laundry Bad

Watermelon Margarita by Food Good, Laundry Bad

 

Fresh Salads

Watermelon Salad by Hilah Cooking

Watermelon Salad by Hilah Cooking

Summer Grazing: Local Savour Texas Cantaloupe Melon with Sunflower Seed Pesto

Texas Cantaloupe Melon with Sunflower Seed Pesto by Local Savour

 

Watermelon & Tomato Salad by The Dig In

Watermelon & Tomato Salad by The Dig In

 

Spicy Refrigerator Pickled Watermelon Rind by Local Savour

Spicy Refrigerator Pickled Watermelon Rind by Local Savour

Not Your Grandmother’s Gelatin Salad by Spoon and Ink

Not Your Grandmother’s Gelatin Salad by Spoon and Ink

 

Crisp n' Spice Cantaloupe Salad by Simply a Foodie

Crisp n’ Spice Cantaloupe Salad by Simply a Foodie

 

Watermelon Arugula Salad by Forks Up

Watermelon Arugula Salad by Forks Up

 

Dessert

 

Watermelon Sorbet and Mango Lassie Ice Cream by Mary Makes Dinner

Watermelon Sorbet and Mango Lassie Ice Cream by Mary Makes Dinner

 

Minted Honeydew Sorbet by Spoon and Ink

Minted Honeydew Sorbet by Spoon and Ink

 

Boozy Watermelon Sorbet by Butterlust

Boozy Watermelon Sorbet by Butterlust

The final heat wave of summer will yield peppers, are you ready to spice things up?  Our next monthly blogging challenge topic is peppers, from sweet to hot and anywhere in between. Submit your posts by August 31st by contacting membership@austinfoodbloggers.org.  Good luck!

August monthly challenge is peppers

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Heather Santos is the Membership Chair for the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and can be reached at membership@austinfoodbloggers.org

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  1. aneelee says:

    can not believe that i didn’t participate in this lovely round up! so stoked to try all of these.

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