Today’s song is to the tune of Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ the Night Away,” a song that immediately takes me back to childhood, listening to my mom’s oldies CDs and dancing in the kitchen. [I’m pretty sure I did this only when I was home alone…and I bet Mama Smart is happy to know that when she left me on my own, I did such culturally educational activities as listen to oldies music and practice my 60s-era dance moves.]Also, Sam Cooke was a cutie pie, and we like cutie pies (both edible and otherwise) here in The Smart Kitchen.
Using some unexpected tastes
Surprise your friends on a summer’s day
Put a twist on the ol’ fruit trayHere we have two mangoes, yum!
Blueberries ripened in the sun
Lime juice is here for the fun
But we’re twistin’ in a spicy way!
The ginger will steal the show
Trust me you will lick the bowl! [Requisite Dance Break]
Let’s twist awhile!
Feet up! Feet back!
We’re twistin’ the ol’ fruit tray![Source]
Here you have some watermelon
Everybody’s eating one,
Now that summer is here to stayBut have you thought about a way
To take it to another place?“Strange” is what your friends might say
But then they won’t stay away…
2 ripe mangoes, diced
1 pint fresh blueberries
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized mango
1 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
2-3 tablespoons lime juice
Combine watermelon, crumbled bleu cheese, and chopped fresh rosemary in a bowl. Mix well. The bleu cheese will create a sort of creamy ‘dressing’ for the watermelon. (Tastes great immediately, or after a few hours chilled.)