Sunday, June 19, 2011

Melon Magic

Our neighbors brought over the strangest thing
a few nights ago.





Do not adjust your picture.  It is orange.
I first heard about these peculiar melons last year,
and have since come to find out there are heirloom varieties.
Still, I couldn't bring myself to buy or grow a watermelon
that wasn't red.
It just didn't seem right.
Guess what?





As soon as my tastebuds had anything to say about it,
I got over that real fast.



You can find heirlooms of many colors and sizes

Here's a recipe for watermelon lemonade,
especially refreshing when the temps climb high.

It works no matter the color of your melon!

***Happy Father's Day!***




4 comments:

  1. I hear ya, Daisy! I bought a Baker Creek red watermelon variety. I wasn't sure I could handle a different color. Nice to know! My melon has just started to bloom so it'll be a long time yet before I'll get to taste test my red ones.

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  2. That looks so good. drooooolll!

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  3. I've never seen or even heard of orange watermelon. I'll have to look for that this summer (hopefully I can find some). Looks delicious!

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  4. tami-Can't wait to hear how your red melon turns out. I'll bet it'll be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Jane-;0)

    Stephanie-It's actually called "yellow", but it looks orange. It's a bit subtler taste than the red variety, but just as sweet and juicy.

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