Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad

Watermelon. So refreshing in hottest humidity of summer. Recently at Nougatine restaurant had the most sinfully simple salad. Cubes of seedless watermelon with dollops of whipped goat cheese. Drizzle with virgin olive oil and finish with cracked white pepper. Superb. Jean-Georges prefers white to black pepper in most things.   Note: Just whisk softened goat cheese by itself….

Watermelon Laced Gazpacho

It’s that time of year again. Chilled sipping soups. Watermelon and cucumbers balance the acid for this twist on a classic. Serves 4. 6-8 pickle cukes, peeled and coarsely chopped 6 ripe garden tomatoes, peeled, cored, de-seeded 2 bell peppers, de-seeded, chopped 1 small jalapeño pepper, de-seeded, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 3 cloves…