Memorial Day By The Sea

Our view of Memorial Day began with sails filling the blue sky and kayaks and paddle boards dotting the blue waters on the bay where we live. There is a sense of celebration of the beginning of summer.

Our menu for Memorial Day isn’t what I grew up having . . . . hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, potato salad, cole slaw, and corn on the cob.  We are having spicy shrimp with a smoked paprika mayonnaise and a watermelon salad.


  • Seedless Watermelon (we used watermelon with seed and took out most of the seeds) cut into large but bite-size pieces
  • Feta cut into chunks
  • Chopped Fresh Basil
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Toss and serve as cold as you can get it.  Add a pinch or two of Sal del Mar, of course!

Buen Provecho

watermelon salad

Our celebration of summer is only part of our day as we take time to remember how fortunate we are as Americans for the sacrifices of our brave countrymen that made our precious freedom possible.