We are excited for the 32nd annual Artscape this weekend, the largest free art festival in the nation!
This will be our third year doing a fundraiser for Boone Street Farm. We will be making watermelon-basil-mint salads. Come visit us on the empty lot next to Wind-Up Space. Liam Flynn's Ale House is sponsoring the event on the lot.
Even if you aren't able to stop by, here is the recipe for you to enjoy.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup lime juice
6 cups watermelon, cubed
15 leaves basil
15 leaves mint
(adjust herb amounts to taste)
1. Heat water gently and stir in sugar until it is dissolved. Stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust the sweet and sour proportions to your liking.
2. Pour lime syrup over watermelon. Let marinate several hours. If there is extra liquid you can reserve to use in drinks.
3. Just before serving, finely chop basil and mint. Mix into the fruit salad.
Artscape is a great fundraising opportunity for us to continue our programs such as the Cecil Elementary after school garden club, working with Baltimore City youth through the YouthWorks employment program, and raising money and making plants bloom on a formerly vacant lot. We thank you so much for your support.
Please help me eat all this watermelon!