Friday, August 10, 2012

An Obsession





Do you ever have a food that you want to eat to the exclusion of almost anything else? For me, it is watermelon. The watermelons have been wonderful this year. Is there anything better than something icy cold, full of sweet water, dribbling down your hands on a hot day?




My favorite is seedless. I am so happy when I find a good one, and so disappointed when I crack one open and it's not juicy or it has bad texture - over ripe or under ripe. Eating watermelon in the summer reminds me of my father. He used to buy one for 10 cents and we would feast - eating only the middle. I'm not sure how much my last watermelon cost, but I'm sure it wasn't 10 cents.




I'm not sure how I feel about these:



But I'm very willing to try one of these:



Or one of these:






12 comments:

Pam said...

Square watermelons are weird looking aren't they?!

ds said...

Cubic watermelons?! Seriously?
But when you buy seedless you can't have a seed-spitting contest, and where's the fun in that? ;-)

Brian Miller said...

the cube watermelons scare me a bit...i love to see a good fruit carving though...and seeds all the way....how else you gonna have a spitting contest...smiles....

Rob-bear said...

I'm not a great fan of watermelon, but it's OK. Cubic zirconia are good too. Cubic watermelon? I think not, thanks.

And that centrepiece was amazing!

Miss Footloose said...

have a watermelon sitting in my kitchen here in Moldova (yes that is a real country) and can't wait to eat it.

I like your pictures, but really don't like the idea of square melons, all created to improve transport issues, I understand, but I'd rather eat my food closer to the way Mother Nature intended. Which is of course a tricky thing with all the hybridizing and genetic stuff going on with most of our food these days.

Enjoy your melons!

R. J. said...

There are some profound messages in a square watermelon. Controlling maybe? Why can't we accept things as they are? I can't see anything wrong with a round watermelon.

I like the carved melon because if you're going to eat it anyway, why not make it pretty? Melon art can be gorgeous.

Hilary said...

I love watermelon and actually have cravings for them. I can go through one a week.. maybe every 5 days through the summer. I'd love to try that drink!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Lycopene. That's what watermelon has in abundance. Like tomatoes, only watermelons taste better!

Pat said...

I, too, love sweet watermelons. But square ones? What's up with that?

Anita said...

Hello Nancy. I thought I'd make this a curiosity day and click on a new blog. Your comment was on Rob Bear's post and I clicked,so you're it. :)

As a child, I did not like watermelon; imagine that.

I find it very tasty now, but don't buy it often; however, the next time I'm in the grocery store, I probably will!

Enjoy all you can get!

Anita said...

Hello Nancy. I thought I'd make this a curiosity day and click on a new blog. Your comment was on Rob Bear's post and I clicked,so you're it. :)

As a child, I did not like watermelon; imagine that.

I find it very tasty now, but don't buy it often; however, the next time I'm in the grocery store, I probably will!

Enjoy all you can get!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

so odd your mentioning your penchant for watermelon as i absolutely have been CRAVING them - i mean for months it was all i thought about - a real craving - perhaps because i was going through some health issues and my body chemistry was in turmoil - but i've always always loved watermelon - more than any other melon - i love its color - and texture - but most of all its taste which never fails to amaze me!