Sunday, May 16, 2010

The First Melon

I have sticky fingers and sticky lips. Why? Because it's melon season! I just finished cutting up -- and snacking on -- my first watermelon of the year, and it was delicious. Perhaps a little too delicious (if such a thing exists) as I ate more melon than actually made it into the fridge for later. Oops! I don't mind, though, because it's not even summer yet, and there will be plenty more melons!

I'm especially looking forward to nabbing some locally grown Dixon Melons at the farmer's market. The Dixon folks are melon geniuses! Not only do they produce the best standard variety melons I've ever tasted (cantaloupe, honeydew, and red watermelon), but they also have created unique hybrid melons that you cannot find anywhere else, to my knowledge. My favorite is the sinful melon, which is a twist on the honeydew. Can you say yum?

Can you believe that summer is nearly upon us? What's your favorite summery produce? I'm torn between watermelon and cherries. I'll say it again -- yum!

*I look mad at the melon chunk I'm munching in that photo. I assure you that I am not.

**Bonus points if you can name the movie I'm referencing (sort of) with this post's title!

1 comment:

  1. I love melon. But I also love British Strawberry Season. Best eaten while watching tennis!


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