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Old 04-21-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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It's also called Georgia Hams or Yard Plums. People who don't like the yard plums has never had one of those down south sweet ones.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I hate watermelon ANYTHING - watermelon, candy that tastes like watermelon, perfume that smells like it, body sprays, candles - BLECH. HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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Funny timing - my best friend and I were just discussing this. She apparently hates watermelon, and I love it. :P
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Maybe watermelon is one of those genetically programmed tastes, like bitter vegetables.
Anyway, I like it, and I'm eager to try a recipe I saw Paula Deen make recently. It had watermelon chunks, feta cheese, mint and a bit of a balsamic dressing. I think it will be fabulous.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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Maybe watermelon is one of those genetically programmed tastes, like bitter vegetables.
Anyway, I like it, and I'm eager to try a recipe I saw Paula Deen make recently. It had watermelon chunks, feta cheese, mint and a bit of a balsamic dressing. I think it will be fabulous.

What a way to ruin a delicious salad.

Sweet and sour is one thing I personally will NEVER appreciate.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:20 AM
 
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Wow,i have never heard of people eating feta cheese with watermelon,or salt for that matter!

i have got to try it,though with goat cheese as i hate feta cheese.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I've had watermelon with feta and a balsamic drizzle one time on a cruise. It was good, but there's nothing better than plain, chilled watermelon chunks on a hot summer day. Like good iced tea, it tastes like summer!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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along with the messiness of eating it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG6EIV4kjrU

If you don't care for intro's, skip to 1:56
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I don't like chilled watermelon but on occasion like it at room temperature.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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It's the best thing there is. Mandatory for the 4th of July and an essential part of almost any summer outside meal. Juicy and good, hits the spot.

I HATE WATERMELON. In all my life I was alone in my dislike for this summertime necessity. Then I found an uncle who hated it. Really hated it, would not eat it. Just like me.

Why do some people love it so much? Why do some (only one person now? since my uncle passed away) despise it, can't even eat a single mouthful off the stuff? Is it genetic? It doesn't taste good to me and it has a rough mushy texture and it's watery. Now cantaloupe is another story.

If it actually tasted good, I'd be right there, spitting out the seeds, juice running down my face. Is there another person who hates the stuff?
A lot of people have never had a good, tasty, natural watermelon. Good watermelon is very difficult to come by these days, so difficult that not many people have ever tasted one. It's kind of like tomatoes these days--a whole lot of people don't know what a really good tomato tastes like--and the "grow any time of year" hybrids and not good, whether tomatoes or watermelons.

I would not be surprised if there has never been a good watermelon on a New England store shelf--especially if your experience is that "it has a rough, mushy texture." You might have to have one specially selected from a Southern farmer's market by someone who knows how to select a good one, and have it bootlegged up to you in a red Camaro.
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