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Old 06-18-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Cantaloupe

I bought a cantaloupe. I guess I had a mad taste for cantaloupe for breakfast tomorrow. So how do I keep it once it's cut into?
Can I just cut a wedge off as I feel like it? Do I need to separate it from the rind to make it last longer? Ziploc bag OK? What kind of shelf life do these things have once I start eating on it.
I can count the times I've boughten cantaloupe on one finger. And the times I've eaten it using both hands and one foot. I'm just not a big fruit eater. Being an impulse buyer though... I've got one in my refrigerator with my name on it
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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You will get about a week out of it, but I never have it around that long. My favorite way to do it is just slice it all up into bite sized pieces and store in a Tupperware in the fridge. If you want it by the slice then you can just slice as you go and store the unused portion in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks, GB.
I remember liking to spoon it off the wedge. I'll eat what I can in a week's time, figuring I might not eat some everyday, and after seven days give the leftover (if there is any) to my chickens.
Just the info I was looking for.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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I do mine the same way as GB in the bite size pieces and then just grab a bowl and munch on it while watching tv.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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I've eaten it cut up before, but not often and would often pass it by if it was offered. I don't like cut up fruit for some reason. And loathe fruit cups, even though I like everything in them. Quirk, idiosyncrasy or something I guess.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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Mom always just cut out a slice or two, removed all the seeds, and draped some plastic wrap over the cut edges and kept it in the fridge.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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There's seeds in it? lol
Shows you what I know.

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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Lots and lots of seeds. Cut it melon in half. Take a big spoon and scoop out the seeds and goop. Use what you want then put the rest on the fridge covered in plastic.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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Oh man... there's goop, too?



Thanks. I was just going to cut a wedge out, but I'll whack it in half and clean it all out now. I'm sure the hens will like the goop
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #10
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It will be obvious once you slice it open what you will need to do to process it.
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