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Branch out in your use of watermelon and turn it into a salad. Cut it into bite-size pieces and combine with mint, sliced red onion, feta, olives and fresh oregano. Toss with a simple vinaigrette, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Or take the melon and add it to lemonade for watermelon-ade. Seed the watermelon and cut into chunks to make 8 cups, then puree. Add to 4 cups lemonade.

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Summer fruits and vegetables: fresh ideas and recipes

It's midsummer, and there's a surplus of everything, from string beans to baby zucchini, sweet cherries and good spirits. Check out the crowds at the farmers market who seem almost giddy with the food choices before them. Picking fruit and produce for dinner doesn't get any better than this.Here are a dozen ideas of what to do with the abundance of summer.

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