"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fruit & Nuts
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #21
Head Chef
 
spork's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Landlocked in Southwest U.S.
Posts: 1,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
All I can say, is my life is pretty strange...
That is genius, pacan!

lyrics by Blind Melon, "and, All I can do, is just pour some tea for two..."

"it's not sa~ a~ a~ ne."
__________________

__________________
spork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 03:22 AM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,739
it's not the amount of water in it that limits it's ability to be a good grilled food, but the amount of sugar vs. something like pineapple or peaches.

still, it can be done, if you like warmed canteloupe, lol.

however, smoked and/or dehydrated canteloupe is delicious.
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #23
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,431
I keep mine in a Ziplock bag in the fridge. Try making a salad with some Parma ham and crisp greens or eating it with granola and greek yoghurt.
__________________
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 08:56 AM   #24
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Just pass the salt and pepper, please. We love cantaloupes 'round here. Be aware though, the very large ones you see at the produce counter are the hybrids and while they are good, they ain't as good nor as sweet as the smaller variety. At least, in our neck of the woods.
__________________
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 09:10 AM   #25
Head Chef
 
sparrowgrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Highest point in Missouri
Posts: 1,794
I am definitely NOT from the food police, but you should wash the outside of the melon before you slice it. Some folks have gotten e. coli from the dirty rinds. Same goes for watermelon.

Also, for the best tasting cantaloupe, make sure there is no stem attached. If they had to break the stem, the melon was not ready to pick. It should have an inny where the stem came off. If you are lucky, you can find a ripe melon--it will smell good and might be just slightly soft. Don't give up hope if you can't find one that is ready--purchase your melon, and leave it on the counter at home for a couple of days, until it is fragrant (in a good way!) and very slightly soft. Melon should not be crunchy!!
__________________
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
sparrowgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Ackkk! Now you tell me, Sparrowgrass.
I will wash the rind my next mellon, as this one has already been cut and some of it eaten. It *looked* clean, lol.
Actually, I won't actually wash it, I'll rinse it with water, like I do a lot of my veggies, fruits and herbs. I've never been sure if that is really doing anything or not though. Can a spray of water actually rinse off the nasties?

Yesterday I had to rummage all through the bin before I found a good bunch of cilantro. Who knows how many other people did the same before me? And then the cashier fumbled with it trying to find the code. Does a spray of water and a good shaking really do anything?
I should go look that up. I'm sure it's been talked about here.

And it was pretty good. I felt the dimple and picked one that wasn't too soft and not too hard either, because I couldn't remember what I was looking for I picked a tweener.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 09:52 AM   #27
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,370
In earlier discussions it has been suggested a dip in water with a small amount of bleach will sanitize greens and the exteriors of foods such as melons. Sounds good to me.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #28
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,005
If you enjoy the taste of the melon, wait until later in the year to find a very ripe locally grown one and make a batch of ice cream. It is fantastic!
__________________
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 10:04 AM   #29
Executive Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,787
You can buy frozen cantaloupe balls. I have frozen some and used them for smoothies.
__________________
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #30
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,003
Pecanis,
I know you have a Ninja. I clean my cantaloupe and cut it in long wedges, I freeze part of it You can cut the cantaloupe frozen into 3/4 inch and place in the Ninja add 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda and about 1 inch milk or cream .Do not fill the Ninja above the blades with cantaloupe makes about two cups and you know what is in it. and no waste when you buy a cantaloupe.

Josie
__________________

__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.