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Linguine with cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes and mint

Try this as soon as cantaloupe or charantais come into season, but take note of the following: [1] the cantaloupe/muskmelon must be super sweet and flavorful. Taste it. If your melon sucks, no amount of sweetener will help make it better. And [2] forget using calorie-saving substitutes. NO. So there's butter, heavy cream, parmigiano - this is a rich, sensuous pasta dish, yet for some reason it left me feeling quite positive in the knowledge that I contributed toward my 5 a day. And you know, it's not like you're going to eat this stuff everyday anyway. Recipe (serves 4) Linguini or egg tagliolini/tagliatelle for 4 persons (1 pound) 2 - 3 tablespoons butter 4 cups of 1/4-inch dice fresh, sweet cantaloupe 1 cup fully ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered (better if you can get datterino tomatoes) 2/3 cup heavy cream Salt (best if fleur de sel) and freshly ground black pepper to taste Grated parmigiano to garnish 10 large fresh mint leaves, cut into chiffonade 1/2