Some days, only watermelon will do

Did you know that watermelons are 92% water? slice of watermelon 21-8-13 (2)No, neither did we. How do we know it’s ripe: we look for a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun. Our watermelons are the old-fashioned type with black seeds, though you can now get seedless ones. These, however, are not completely seedless: instead of large black seeds [which, incidentally, the Spanish eat dried as a snack] they are smaller and white.
None of the above matters when you are hot and thirsty. goblet of watermelon 25-8-13It’s time for a watermelon break.
5 to remember
una sandía – a watermelon
tampoco – neither
maduro/a – ripe
anticuado/a – old-fashioned
sin semillas – seedlesswatermelon close-up 25-8-13

7 thoughts on “Some days, only watermelon will do

  1. Alastair Savage

    Hmmm … I love it! Have you ever tried that salad that Rick Stein does? Take one normal melon (a cantaloupe or honeydew) chop it up. Add slices from half a cucumber, and pieces of goat’s cheese. Chop up a juicy red tomato, and add it before garnishing with some mint leaves. Serve with a baguette. So easy – and you can’t beat it on a summer’s day!

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