Celebrating the Watermelon

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I bought my first watermelon of the season today. My intention is to make watermelon popsicles, as the one food my 2-year-old does ask for day and night is “ice pops.” With temperatures like this, who can blame him?

I fortuitously learned just today to look for a yellow patch on the watermelon’s bottom. The yellow color signifies that the watermelon was left to ripen on the vine (the yellow patch is where the watermelon rested on the ground). A lighter color or white means that the watermelon was picked before it was fully ripe, and watermelons don’t continue to ripen after they are picked.

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