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Watermelon Queen

Tropical Cilantro Salsa

INGREDIENTS
2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped fresh mango
4 limes (juice from the fresh squeezed limes)
1 cup trimmed and chopped fresh cilantro
dash salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper just before serving. Great with chips or on grilled anything.
Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

"A nice summery fruit salad that will have you reminiscing of time spent on the beach."

INGREDIENTS
6 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 peach, sliced
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup watermelon chunks
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/4 cup pina colada mix

DIRECTIONS
Mix the strawberries, peach, banana, watermelon, blueberries, and pineapple together in a large bowl.
Drizzle the pina colada mix over the fruit; stir until evenly coated.

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!
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