Friday, August 6, 2010

Watermelon Time!

We have been getting some great watermelon at Daisy Mae's Market this summer...both seedless and seeded. It's fun watching people thump them, smell them, lift them, and turn them to try to pick "a good one." Everyone has their own techniques, but the experts at the National Watermelon Promotion Board say a watermelon should be "heavy for its size" since it's about 92% water. They say to turn it over and see if there's a creamy, yellow spot where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun. Whatever your method of choosing a watermelon, you're sure to enjoy the refreshing taste and health benefits of this summertime treat.
Most people think of just cutting a watermelon into wedges or cubes, but here are some more recipes to try with watermelon. And how about the simple idea of just freezing pureed seedless watermelon into cubes to add to summertime drinks? Talk about your taste of summer...

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