August 23, 2013

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Friends are like melons; Shall I tell you why?

To find one good, one hundred you must try. – Claude Mermet

 

FOCUS:  Food

It is true that melons are some of trickiest fruits to ‘get right’.  I’ve seen people thump, smell, roll, weigh and do all other sorts of ‘tricks’ to find the perfect melon at the market.  Truth be told, these methods are only right about half of the time.  The most sure-fire way that I know to pick a good melon is to wait until they are in season.  Late summer just happens to be the perfect time for melons.  For those of us in Colorado, it is known as ‘Rocky Ford’ cantaloupe season.  The cantaloupes from Rocky Ford, located in southeastern Colorado, are some of the most delicious you will ever taste.  The long hot summer days are giving way to cool nights and the melons have had the chance to ripen on the vine, creating that perfect combination of juiciness and meatiness.  Their sweet, aromatic flesh virtually melts in your mouth.  Sinking your teeth into one is simply divine.  Mmmmmmm.  Tastes like summer.

 

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4 Comments

  1. How lovely! Great color selection. It is also melon season here in Afghanistan. They’re fiercely proud of their melons here. Everyone thinks their region has the sweetest melons. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! Funny you mentioned colors because I had intended to buy a red watermelon and was shocked when I cut into it and it was yellow. It was a happy surprise to see how when the sunny interior coordinated with my other melons!

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