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Old 05-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #11
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I love the idea that you can buy individual sized watermelon. The only ones we see over here are giant sized ones as big as or bigger than your head. Not a viable proposition when you are the only one who eats watermelon.
Before I moved to Europe in 1969, I hadn't seen a watermelon smaller than the one this slice came from:

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I love the idea that you can buy individual sized watermelon. The only ones we see over here are giant sized ones as big as or bigger than your head. Not a viable proposition when you are the only one who eats watermelon.

I've dehydrated watermelon, the end result tastes like cotton candy. Also, it makes a nice drink when pureed and paired with lemon or lime juice and a sweetener. The juice freezes well too.
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I've dehydrated watermelon, the end result tastes like cotton candy. Also, it makes a nice drink when pureed and paired with lemon or lime juice and a sweetener. The juice freezes well too.
And pickled watermelon rinds! Yum!
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And pickled watermelon rinds! Yum!

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And pickled watermelon rinds! Yum!

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I love the idea that you can buy individual sized watermelon. The only ones we see over here are giant sized ones as big as or bigger than your head. Not a viable proposition when you are the only one who eats watermelon.
The individual size ones are a little bit smaller than a soccer ball. Just enough for one person.
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I prefer buying the wedges of watermelon in the store. Just enough for a couple days, plus I can sniff the melon. If it smells a little like watermelon through the plastic wrap I know it will taste good. Himself hates being with me in the produce section. If it's a fruit or veggie that's supposed to smell like something I'll be sniffing till I find one that actually smells like what I'm holding. And I swear I can smell "green" when it comes to stone fruits. Can't describe the smell, but I know it when I smell it.
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I prefer buying the wedges of watermelon in the store. Just enough for a couple days, plus I can sniff the melon. If it smells a little like watermelon through the plastic wrap I know it will taste good. Himself hates being with me in the produce section. If it's a fruit or veggie that's supposed to smell like something I'll be sniffing till I find one that actually smells like what I'm holding. And I swear I can smell "green" when it comes to stone fruits. Can't describe the smell, but I know it when I smell it.
When I worked at The Western Washington Fair with my 4-H kids, the produce trucks were pulling into the produce building. The peach truck arrived first. You could smell those peaches clear across the compound. Each time a new truck pulled in and started to unload, you could smell their fruit. Plums, apples, , etc. A little heady for a fruit lover. I did make sure I got a couple of the peaches. Juice running down my arm. I went back to the farmer with the pits. I offered to trade him two pits for two more peaches. I ended up with four more peaches and got to keep the pits.
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And pickled watermelon rinds! Yum!
Funny you should say that I was only looking at a recipe for pickled melon rinds the other day. Waste not want not.
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Before I moved to Europe in 1969, I hadn't seen a watermelon smaller than the one this slice came from:

That took me back. When I was a very little girl I had a book with an hand coloured illustration of a black child sitting in the melon patch eating a huge slice of w/melon like that one. (Not very PC in this modern age.) Can't remember what it was called but the upshot was that the child ate too much w/melon and was sick. A salutary tale to advise the reader of the results of greed.
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