HOTLINE: Saturday, Aug. 3

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Scottsdale Melting Pot is hosting a photography exhibit benefitting women in Egypt

Karen Flowers, Photographer

The Melting Pot of Scottsdale
8260 N Hayden Rd. Scottsdale


Adopting Dogs and Cats for Low Costs This Weekend

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
25 North 40th Street, Phoenix
Arizona Humane Society
Campus for Compassion
1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix

Arizona Humane Society
Sunnyslope Facility
9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix

HALO Animal Rescue West Shelter
2500 South 27th Avenue, Phoenix

HALO Animal Rescue/PetSmart store 133
2901 W. Agua Fria Freeway, Phoenix

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
West Valley Shelter
2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix
602-506-PETS (7387)

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
East Valley Shelter
2630 W. 8th Street, Mesa
602-506-PETS (7387)

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control/PetSmart store 1864
4380 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale

Lisa Kasanicky, founder of

Arizona Spa Girls

Summer Spa Series
Upcoming Summer Spaaah events on August 9 and September 6, 2013. For details, visit

Watermelon Skin Treatments:

1. Hydrating Watermelon Facial Mask: Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh, stained watermelon juice with 1 tablespoon honey. Apply to clean skin and leave on for up to 20 minutes.

2. Clarifying Watermelon Facial Mask: Mash the pulp of a small bowl of fresh watermelon chunks until smooth. Apply to clean skin and leave on until the juice dries, about 10 minutes.

3. Fresh Face Watermelon Toner: Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh, strained watermelon juice with 1 tablespoon vodka, 2 tablespoons witch hazel and 2 tablespoons purified water. Dab onto clean skin with a cotton ball.

4. Watermelon and Sugar Body Polish: Blend about 1 cup of fresh watermelon chunks until smooth. Mix with 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Massage onto skin.

5. Flat Belly Watermelon Spa Tonic: Fill a pitcher with about 2 cups of fresh watermelon chunks. Add 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary and juice of half a fresh lemon. Fill with purified water and a scoop of ice. Chill for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Chip Coffey from St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center

If your child is struggling with substance abuse, call St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center at 602-251-8535 to schedule a free evaluation for admission. For more information, visit

St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center
1800 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Roger Ethington, Optometrist - Southwestern Eye Center

There are 23 Southwestern Eye Center Locations in Arizona and one in New Mexico. To schedule an appointment at a clinic near you please call: 480-854-8185

Baron Vaughn  - Comedian

Stand-up, Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Chef Taylor Domet of North

North (Arcadia)
4925 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tel: 602-324-5600

North (Kierland)
15024 N. Scottsdale Road.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-948-2055

For more information and to view the full menu, visit


Burrata Salad, North Italian Farmhouse

Pesto    1 tblsp
Arugula    ¼ oz
Shaved fennel   ½ oz
Celery hearts   6 ea
Pickled red onion  5 pc
Avocado, diced   ¼ ea
Watermelon, diced  3 oz
Heirloom Tomato, diced 2 oz
White Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 fl oz
Burrata Cheese   1 ea
Balsamic reduction  1 tsp

For the pesto:
Pick ½ lb of basil leaves from stem, discard stems.  In blender, combine basil with 1 tblsp toasted pine nuts, one garlic clove, ¼ cup parmesan, 2 tblsp lemon juice, and 1 cup of blended oil.  Puree mixture on high until totally pulverized and evenly incorporated.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper

For the White Balsamic Vinaigrette:
Yields 3 cups
White balsamic vinegar  1 cup
Blend Oil   2 cups
Crème fraiche (or sour cream) ¼ cup
Honey    2 Tblsp
Salt & pepper   TT

Place all ingredients except oil in blender.  Turn on and add oil slowly to emulsify the dressing.  Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper.

For the Plating:
Start by spreading the pesto on the bottom of the plate.  Then, place burrata cheese on one side of the plate, season with sea salt & extra virgin olive oil.  In a bowl, mix watermelon, arugula, fennel, tomato, avocado, arugula, red onion, celery hearts, and white balsamic vinaigrette and place aside the burrata cheese, on top of the pesto.  Finish by drizzling balsamic reduction onto the burrata cheese.