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Mixed Berry Watermelon Pizza

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Mike, Sam and I have sure been enjoying the summer fruits that are at our local farmer’s market. —I think we could make a meal on fruit alone! Everybody loves the fresh produce. I’ve been making a lot of desserts that feature the current crop, but on really hot days, who wants to have the oven on? A no-bake dessert that is full of healthy benefits is in order: watermelon pizza. It’s a family favorite. It’s also a popular snack with the neighborhood kids and yet it works as a great dessert when we grill out, too. The only down side of all that fruit is the sticky mess and staining it can leave.

Mixed Berry Watermelon Pizza

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While I was making my regular rounds at Target last week, I saw a new product in the natural cleaning aisle: Clorox Green Works Pump ‘N Clean. Clorox has a good, clean reputation—worth a try. This new product is super for cleaning up the sticky kitchen messes! Target is the only store that carries the full range of Green Works products. I put the Pump ‘N Clean right on my countertop so it’s convenient to one-handedly push it down with my rag, wipe up, and keep on working.

Beside the convenience, what I most like about this product is that it’s food safe. No need to soap and rinse down the counter every time you make a mess (raw meat and fish still require the soap and hot water however). All of the cleaning ingredients are naturally derived—filtered water, plant-based cleaning agents, essential oil (mmm, lemon!), corn-based ethanol and wood-based fibers—so I’m comfortable having it in my food prep area.

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Green Works

On to my fruit pizza—it doesn’t have a cookie crust so it’s naturally gluten free. You can switch things up with whatever is current at the market, but this is our favorite combination:

  • Watermelon (seedless)
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mint
  • Flaked coconut

Wash all the fruit. Slice the watermelon into 1” slabs and then quarter the slices. Dice the remaining fruit, except blueberries. Top the watermelon with the fruit. Add chopped mint and a few sprinkles of coconut. Arrange it on a platter for company, but the neighbor kids would just as soon you hand it out the door and let ‘em at it!

Watermelon Fruit Salad

How about you? Will you try Green Works Pump ‘N Clean on your sticky kitchen messes?

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.