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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yellow Watermelon!

I am loving summer produce this year. I think I love it every year, but this is the first year I’ve really paid attention to what’s in season throughout the summer and what grows in the area where I live. The result? We’ve been eating more produce for sure and the produce we have eaten has been more delicious than usual.

Last week I spotted these California-grown yellow watermelons at the store. I knew my girls would think that was downright amazing, so I grabbed one. Taste-wise it wasn’t any better than red, but I was right…the girls could not stop talking about the color. Listening to their little conversations and comments about the yellow watermelon made for one of those really fun mom moments.

And once we had it all cut up and in the bowl, it was so pretty and vibrant looking. Would be great for a party!

By the way…remember how I was bemoaning tasteless watermelons a while ago? I felt like for years all we got were lightly colored, tasteless watermelons. I’m happy to repot that this summer I keep picking delicious watermelons! I think part of it is I waited until they were actually in season before I started buying them. I also have been looking for watermelons that have a big yellow spot and lots of blemishes. I don’t know if that has really had anything to do with my success. Honestly, it’s probably just been luck!


12 Comments »

  1. 1
    Mandy

    I was told to get a watermelon with a big yellow spot on the bottom because that meant it was left in the field to ripen longer. I don’t know if it is true, but ever since I started buying the ones with a big yellow bottom I have had THE BEST watermelons.

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s what I heard, too, and why I started looking for that…maybe it really does help!

  2. I love putting watermelon balls in the freezer for watermelon “bon bons”.

    • Jane Maynard

      fun idea – I would have never thought to put watermelon in the freezer!

    • Just place them on a cookie sheet or casserole let them freeze and then bag them up. They also work great in place of ice cubes in regular drinks or smoothies.

  3. 3
    Cate

    Ooh, I love yellow watermelons! When we buy them at the farmers’ market, they toss all the red and yellow ones in a bin together, so it’s always a surprise as to which we’ll get. 🙂

  4. Yellow watermelons are delicious. Hard to find them around here, though.

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one never mind tasted a yellow watermelon!

  6. This pregnancy, I’ve been addicted to watermelon. I haven’t tried the yellow ones yet, that would be a fun twist.

    • Jane Maynard

      I’ve been loving watermelon this pregnancy, too! must be the iron and vitamins…and water! 🙂

  7. 7
    Daniel

    Where can I buy yellow watermelon?

    • Jane Maynard

      hi daniel! you probably just have to keep a look out at your local markets and grocery stores – my regular old Safeway had these yellow watermelons when I bought this one, but it was definitely a unique find. good luck!

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