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I absolutely adore watermelons and my summer is incomplete if I don’t get my weekly fix of this juicy, refreshing goodness!
Lucky for me, it seems as though there are only outstanding watermelons between North Carolina and Key West. I have had nothing but sublime watermelons in the South!
Not so in Germany, let me tell you that! I remember eating many mediocre watermelons in my childhood as Germany doesn’t grow this particular fruit. One of our main suppliers for watermelons, besides Spain, has been Greece. A Greek friend of mine made a good point: If you grew watermelons, would you eat or sell your best crop? Exactly. I can’t even be mad about this! I would do the same thing.
Again, lucky for me, I grew up with a mother who was born and raised in Croatia (prime watermelon real estate) who taught me early how to pick the best watermelon:
Pick up a watermelon, hold it close to your ear and knock on it. What you’re looking for is a slightly hollow – not too hollow, though, but rather resounding noise and a firm shell.
This technique is completely foreign to Germans and earned us many suspicious looks from fellow shoppers but had a success rate of at least 98%.
Last week was the last time I knocked on a watermelon and decided to retire my standard quality control as farmers in the South clearly know how to grow a mean watermelon!
SaladsSummer Salad Squares Watermelon Bacon Salad Watermelon Feta Salad with Fried Scallops* Refreshing Watermelon Salad Watermelon Vodka Mint Salad Watermelon Salad with Blackberries Flowery Beet and Watermelon Salad Watermelon Salad with Herbs and Grilled Halloumi Grilled Watermelon Salad Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad
DrinksWatermelon Blueberry Mojito Watermelon Margaritas Jalapeno Watermelon Limeade Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade Watermelon Hibiscus Lime Cooler Raspberry Watermelon Smoothie Yellow Watermelon Margarita Fresca Watermelon Lime Daiquiri Watermelon Basil Gin Refresher Watermelon Cranberry Vodka Cocktail
Frozen TreatsWatermelon & Lime Ice Pops Watermelon Slice Popsicles Watermelon Lime Mint Popsicles Citrus Watermelon Popsicles Watermelon Sorbet