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Janet, your post reminded me of how much I like watermelon. I picked up a 'personal' watermelon yesterday. About 7 inches across.
I thought, I'll eat half of it today. Well I cut it open and there was only 1/4 inch of white and rind, ONLY 1/4 inch! I'm used to about 1 inch or at least 3/4 inches of white and rind.
It's seedless and pink and oh so sweet!
I could only eat a quarter of it, and that was pushing it. Delicious!
 

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Yep, we see 'em a lot around here. They are a variety that gets about the diameter of one of them gallon size vinegar jugs you used to see. Some are smaller. Probably got other names....midget, dwarf, or miniature watermelons.
 

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Watermelon dehydrates deliciously. It gets nice and crisp and breaks like a wafer yet melts in your mouth almost like cotton candy. It's also amazingly sweet when dehydrated. I would not dare add sugar of any kind. If you like candy & you dehydrate some watermelon, you'll wish you had dehydrated a lot of it because it opens up whole other avenue of options on how to get more watermelon in your dishes. I would encourage anyone who likes watermelon to try it dehydrated for a great all natural "no sugar added but noone will believe you" candy. Super Simple. Just slice (not too thick) and place in dehydrator and leave until crisp. Then you will have that wonderful watermelon taste concentrated in these little watermelon crisps that can be enjoyed as is or as an additive to lend a ton of flavor. I discovered this because my wonderful late neighbor used to grow watermelons by the acres and gave us more watermelon than we could ever eat. Had to find a way to use them.
 

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FluffyAngel said:
Watermelon dehydrates deliciously. It gets nice and crisp and breaks like a wafer yet melts in your mouth almost like cotton candy. It's also amazingly sweet when dehydrated. I would not dare add sugar of any kind. If you like candy & you dehydrate some watermelon, you'll wish you had dehydrated a lot of it because it opens up whole other avenue of options on how to get more watermelon in your dishes. I would encourage anyone who likes watermelon to try it dehydrated for a great all natural "no sugar added but noone will believe you" candy. Super Simple. Just slice (not too thick) and place in dehydrator and leave until crisp. Then you will have that wonderful watermelon taste concentrated in these little watermelon crisps that can be enjoyed as is or as an additive to lend a ton of flavor. I discovered this because my wonderful late neighbor used to grow watermelons by the acres and gave us more watermelon than we could ever eat. Had to find a way to use them.

Oh, does that sound good, FA!

Lots of great ideas, all! Will have to check out the farmers markets.
 

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Though I am allergic to watermelon, it would certainly be interesting as a Gazpacho with Mint or a Cold Soup with a Mint Pesto.

I only eat Green Melon, and it is not a Honey Dew ...

It is a Persian Melon, very very light celery green in color and stunning when ripe and sweet and aromatic.

Laurie and CWS: fabulous watermelon rind sculptures.

Thanks for posting.

Margi.
 
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wow, watermelon alergies, gosh, never heard of that one. At least it is better than wheat or dairy. I mean it is easier to avoid.
 

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Charlie D.,

Nice to hear from you. I know many people who are allergic to nuts, strawberries, gluten, lactose, crab and numerous other items.

I am also terribly allergic since child hood to Soy in any form. I never eat Soy beans, packaged bread which can contain soy or Chinese food. It is a killer for me.

I am also lactose intolerant, however, cheese does not bother me ... No whole milk by itself.

I have had these allergies since I was born ... I am also allergic to sulfur in medicines. I have a bracelet in my purse.

It could be alot worse !

When are you going to Israel ? I left a reply on Port Haifa and Port Caesarea for you about falafel. I love falafel.

Kind regards.
Margi.
 

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