Wednesday, August 8, 2012

watermelon, watermelon, watermelon: choosing a good melon

Watermelon + Sea Salt + Fresh Cracked Pepper = Sweet & Savory!

My first watermelon of the season was a disaster! It was mushy and plain gross. So I took to google. Don't you just love all of the information at our fingertips!

Here's what I found:

Tips for choosing an Awesome Watermelon
- Look for a yellow patch which indicates that it wasn't picked too soon and was given time to ripen.
- Look for a melon that is symmetrical. It shouldn't have any odd bulges or funky formation but generally be symmetrical so if you cut it in half both halves would have similar shape.
- Weight. Pick up a few of the same general size and go for the heaviest with the above characteristics, of course.

So far we are 3 for 3 with this method! Hooray!

Have you ever tried salt and pepper on your watermelon? I have become a fan, although I still often stick with this sweet treat in its natural state. I grew up with a dear grandmother who loved watermelon as a summertime dessert. We would slice off slabs of it and sprinkle on the salt and go to town on it all while watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (sometimes a good ol' Western flick too).

Look at these tasty watermelon recipes (and check out other great food on my pinterest food board here):
Source: via Stacy on Pinterest

1.Watermelon Salad, 2.Cucumber Watermelon Salad, 3.Cool Skewers, 4.Watermelon Lime Frosty, 5.Watermelon Limeade.

Happy Summer! Here summer has just been getting good this past month and I'm looking forward to August and September. G doesn't start preschool until September 10th so we are gonna soak up this summer and milk it for every day we can!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh thanks for the tips! I ALWAYS put salt on my watermelon--my husband thinks I am insane. I don't know if I could do pepper though!