Watermelon and Cantaloupe Soda Float

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Soda Float

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1/2 medium watermelon Chilled

1/2 cantaloupe

1T. fresh lime juice

pinch of salt

1 cup seltzer

Using a melon baller, scoop out 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe balls and chill. Cut enough watermelon into 1″ pieces to measure 8 cups. Add lime juice and watermelon into blender and puree until smooth. Cover and chill. Add seltzer to watermelon puree and pour into the glasses. Divide melon balls among theĀ glasses. Scoop ice cream on top of each glass and sprinkle with Korean red pepper and smoked salt. Drink with a straw.

Recipe from http://www.bonappetit.com

Food styling by Jean Galton.


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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