July Recipe of the Month

Blueberry Granola Yogurt Parfait, Watermelon Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Watermelon Cooler
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Courtesy of Oakview Farms Granary - Patty Lambrecht

July's Recipe of the Month - using watermelon plus other items available at farmers markets throughout the state

Easy recipes and great for 4th of July and Summertime!
Parfait  Blueberry Granola Yogurt Parfait
1 - 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries, washed and stems removed
Oakview Farms Granary homemade granola
vanilla lowfat yogurt (or flavor of choice)
watermelon slices

Mix all ingredients well.
Heat 1/4 cup canola oil in skillet to 350 degrees.
Fry patties on each side until brown


PattyLambrecht  Watermelon Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Butterhead lettuce leaves
fresh blueberries, washed
seeded watermelon, cut into bite size chunks
seeded cantelope, cut into bite size chunks
fresh strawberries, washed and halved 

Make sure fruit is chilled and fresh. Arrange butterhead lettuce leaves on plate. Add fruit as desired, then drizzle poppy seed dressing over fruit. 

2/3 cup cider vinegar
1 ¼ cups Oakview Farms raw honey
2 tsp. dry mustard 2 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. onion juice 2 cups canola or vegetable oil
3 Tbs. poppy seeds 

Mix honey, mustard, salt, and vinegar well until sugar is dissolved. Add in onion juice and continue mixing . Slowly pour in oil, stirring constantly until thick. Stir in poppy seeds, and beat about 2 minutes longer. Refrigerate before using. This dressing will keep refrigerated for several days, just stir it before each use.


PL2  Watermelon Cooler

Approximately ½ medium size melon, cut into chunks and seeded
2 cups sugar free pink lemonade
fresh mint leaves (optional) 

In blender, puree watermelon in small portions. (Pour through sieve if desired). Add to chilled lemonade, stir well. Pour over ice and enjoy. Refreshing and not so sweet.

Note: (For alcoholic version, add about 1 cup vodka to mixture and reduce lemonade to 1 ½ cups.)