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Melons are Available:
Melons are available fresh in the summertime.
How Do Melons Grow:
Melons grow from seeds planted in the garden. They form vines and
can grow quite long.
What to Look for When Buying Melons:
Buy a melon that is heavy. For watermelons the heavier melon means
more juice and tastier. The under belly should be yellow. Cantaloupe
should have a sweet smell as well as a honeydew melon.
Melon Storage Tips:
Keep cut melons in the refrigerator. If uncut, store in a cool
How to Cook with Melons:
Melons are eaten raw. Cut up or use a melon baller in fruit salads
and eaten as is.
Melon Nutrition Facts:
1/2 cup cubed melons is one serving size. Melons provide Vitamin
A, Vitamin C, Vitamin, potassium, Vitamin B6 and lycopene.
1 Cup seeded, chopped watermelon
1/2 Cup chopped strawberries
½ Cup chopped kiwifruit
½ Cup chopped peaches
3 Tablespoons lime juice
4 teaspoons honey
Mix fruit together in serving bowl. Mix lime juice and honey
together and toss over fruit.
***For fun you could serve the salad in halved and hollowed limes,
in hollowed out watermelon, or inside half a coconut, hollowed
Tehmena's Silly Watermelon Punch!
Ice, 8 cubes
Apple, cut into pieces
2 T. white sugar
1-2 Cups watermelon, cut in pieces
2 T. Soft Drink (like 7 up)
First you need to put the ice, chopped apple, watermelon and sugar
in a blender. Blend it smooth but not as smooth as a smoothie. After
that pour into serving cups, filling half way. Then fill the top
with a soft drink. DRINK EAT AND ENJOY!
Cut fruit in slices or chunks and combine into a serving bowl for an
easy fruit salad.
Ice cream cake cones
Cream cheese frosting
Blueberries or chopped strawberries
Using regular cake cones fill the bottom of each cone with a
tablespoon of cream cheese frosting. Then place a spoonful of
blueberries over the frosting. Using an ice cream scoop, place a
scoop of seedless watermelon over the berries. Add sprinkles on top
for fun and festivity. You'll have a healthy, delicious and adorable
treat kids ask for again and again. Great for birthday parties, 4th
of July or anytime.
Recipe by Nina
2 C. chopped seedless watermelon
1/4 C milk
2 C ice cubes
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Blend together until smooth. Add a mint sprig on top for a garnish.
Watermelon Slice Snack
Up your watermelon snack with this idea!
nuts or granola, optional
Add a spoonful of yogurt to a watermelon slice and add sliced fruit.
Garnish with a sprinkle of nuts if desired or granola.
Kids Cooking Video Fun: Watermelon Jack o Lantern
Melon Cooking Ideas
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