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Honeydew with Rosewater and Honey Cream

Happy New Year!

I had this post almost ready to go last week, dutifully planning to write it up on Monday and post it four days before my due date. But that plan got scuttled when our beautiful baby girl, Nell Frances, decided to come to the party early. We’ve spent the last week in a joyful love bubble, getting to know her and ourselves as parents. We’re so happy she has joined us!

Over the coming weeks I’ll be a bit quiet as I get to grips with parenthood, however I’ve lined up some fantastic guest bloggers to share their recipes with you. I’m sure you’ll love their approach to food just as much as I do.

Before I go, here’s a a simple, elegant dessert that takes next to no preparation and is wonderfully refreshing, yet deliciously decadent. The perfect end to a meal on a hot summer night: just slice up a rockmelon, whip up some cream with honey and rosewater, and serve.

Honeydew with Rosewater and Honey Cream

Honeydew with Rose Water and Honey Cream


  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • A few drops of rose water (or a few drops of rose water essence)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 honeydew melon


Whip the cream with the rose water and honey until thick. Use the rosewater sparingly to begin with, to avoid the cream turning into a bridesmaid’s bouquet. You can add more to taste, carefully. Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds and slice. Serve melon with a dollop of flavoured cream on top.

From Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express

30 thoughts on “Honeydew with Rose Water and Honey Cream (and a Baby Girl!)

  1. nique says:

    Congratulations Amelia! Wonderful news xo

  2. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Ooohhhh. Huge congratulations Amelia, on the arrival of your lovely little honeydew. That’s such beautiful news. Welcome to the world Nell – I love your name. Enjoy the cocooning Amelia. Lots of love. xxxxxx
    PS. Your salad looks gorgeous and perfect for this weather.

  3. Pip Lincolne says:

    OOoh! Congratulations Amelia! How exciting for you guys! YAY! xx

  4. Bec Smith says:

    Beautiful name! Enjoy this time, it is so amazing. Congratulations. xx

  5. A very warm welcome to little Nell! Congratulations Amelia and enjoy the times ahead getting to know one another… such a special time! :)

  6. This looks gorgeous Amelia. Reckon it would work with coconut cream for the vegans (aka my husband!)? I might give it a go and keep you posted. Love to you, Lee and Nell. <3

  7. Congratulations! I hope you are feeling really well. What a gorgeous name too. All the best over the next few weeks. x

  8. Trini says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes to you and your family, hope little Nell and parents are adjusting well.

  9. Lovely news. Congratulations!

  10. Leah says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful post in more ways than one :-)

  11. Anita Menon says:

    Congratulations!! Enjoy your time with the new baby. There is no greater feeling in the world. The honey cream sounds delicious.

  12. Pure and Simple Living says:

    Congratulations! What a special time!!

  13. Nancy says:

    Congratulations! What a delightful start to the New Year! Enjoy getting to “know” your baby girl :)

  14. Congratulations Amelia — wishing you all the best.

  15. elizestrydom says:

    Aw, baby! Congratulations on little Nell Frances :) Oh and I must say, the plates in these pictures are gorgeous.

  16. Jody and Ken says:

    Congratulations! The melon’s nice too. Ken

  17. KerryCan says:

    Great news about your baby! Have fun with her–we’ll be here when you get back.

  18. Alison says:

    Congratulations! What a great way to start a new year. Enjoy every minute :)

  19. What a lovely cooling desert to enjoy during the heatwave. Congratulations on the safe and healthy birth of your baby girl.

  20. vjvhmt says:

    Congrats on the new baby. Your photographs are exquisite.

  21. Hayley says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! This dessert looks fantastic :)

  22. Rachel says:

    Oh this looks simply divine. And congrats! xx

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  24. michelleameno says:

    I LOVE the idea that simple food can be so delicious… and so healthy. There are lots on your site that I will be incorporating into my fit lifestyle. Thank you!

  25. Congrats on the baby! This dessert looks awesome! I’m brainstorming ideas for a dinner party that I’m planning for my parents anniversary – just pinned this as an option! Thanks for sharing!

  26. marycheshier says:

    Wow, very impressive. A simple recipe yet divine. Moreover, I must say that your photos superb!

  27. marycheshier says:

    Reblogged this on How 2 Be Green and commented:
    A simple yet divine recipe ,,,

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