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Cheers to Dad! Celebrate Father’s Day on June 18th!

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Dad, Dad, Dad! Celebrate Dad by spoiling him on Father’s Day. Father’s Day is always the third Sunday in June; this year, it falls on June 18th. Most dads love to grill, and Melissa’s grilling essentials are a must-have.
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Be sure to have plenty of vegetables for grilling, and don’t forget the fresh fruit. Grilling fruits and vegetables is one of the latest trends. Portobello mushrooms, Asian veggies, Pinkglow® pineapples, stone fruit and more are delicious when grilling and enjoyed as hors d’oeuvres or sides.
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Serve fresh fruit skewers with burgers, chicken or even veggie dogs! Add the freshly grilled corn, a green salad, and you are all set. For the salad, start with your favorite mix of greens; don’t forget about radicchio, spinach, arugula, watercress and sprouts. Toss the greens with fresh cucumber slices, steamed artichoke hearts, tomato wedges and sprouts for a beautiful, light salad. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. For a heavier salad, toss with quinoa, couscous or cold pasta like penne, linguine or angel hair. Ensuring that Melissa’s organic fruits and vegetables are included is a great way to create summer snacks, salads and the main dishes you love. Strive to eat five servings of fruit and veggies a day to stay healthy. Our newest fruit variety offerings will make it easy and enjoyable to get in your servings. Bask in all of summer’s glory with the freshest fruits and vegetables available!
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Muscato™ Grapes, fresh melons, carrots for dipping, and topicals for fruit platters. For a great idea for a gift, check this Grilling Basket. Definitely something any dad will enjoy.
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Want to try something different and delicious? Grill a whole eggplant; after the grill is off (charcoal barbecue), place a piece of tin foil on the grill, then a WHOLE eggplant. Do NOT puncture with any holes... this will keep the juices in. Keep the lid on the grill, then turn the eggplant about every 15 minutes until it is completely tender, about an hour total. Once it is done, carefully remove and slice; it will be like butter! Sprinkle on a little truffle salt or Melissa’s Hatch Pepper Powder, and you have a wonderful treat. YUM!
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Next on the calendar is June 21st... the first day of summer. Beach days, schools out, family gatherings and vacations. Try some thirst-quenching fresh agua frescas made with fresh fruits like juicy watermelon, grapes, peaches, plums and nectarines! Delicious!
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