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Old 04-20-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...and don't forget pickled watermelon rind.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I will say that back in the day, when I had a food dehydrator, I did dehydrate some watermelon, and it was much better that way...texture issues were resolved, and it became more concentratedly sweet and not as bland, and (obviously) watery-tasting.
Now, I miss my dehydrator. I never tried watermelon in it though. Maybe I'll get another one this year and try to dehydrate fruits again. I gave up after butchering too many apples and bananas.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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...and don't forget pickled watermelon rind.
I don't need any more diuretics. This German beer and Indian tea are enough.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Wow, that's a spoiled kid! lol
If I could cut broccoli and cucumbers and other good greens in triangles for her to eat I'd do it in a minute.
I think it is all those advertisements and cartoons that always depict the fruit cut into cute triangles or half
Circles.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I love it. But it's true--the seedless ones are less flavorful. I won't even waste my money on those. Look for the old, seeded heritage varieties if you can find them.

We like it with salt or Tajin seasoning (lime, salt, & chile).

I've never tried to make it at home, but I had some delicious tempura-style fried watermelon in a good restaurant once--it was a tasting menu of Texas-sourced items.

Agua fresca de sandia is one of the most refreshing summertime drinks you can imagine!
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Look for the old, seeded heritage varieties if you can find them.
You mean heirloom?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Oh man, oh man, oh man. I AM the only one who doesn't like watermelon.

I'm not even sure how it tastes; I can't get past that texture. bleeeeech.
Everyone has their own tastes. I have a co-worker that hates chocolate and cheesecake I'm still trying to wrap my head around that. The point is you're an individual. Find some other summer fruit that you like to replace it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Is watermelon considered a Southern thing?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Everyone has their own tastes. I have a co-worker that hates chocolate and cheesecake I'm still trying to wrap my head around that. The point is you're an individual. Find some other summer fruit that you like to replace it.
I'll eat cantaloupe till the cows come home. Velvety sweet perfectly textured cantaloupe. Why can't we have someone bring on the cantaloupe at cookouts? YAY! The cantaloupe is here! Oh boy!
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Watermelon is big in many places around the world. In India it's a favorite. Same is true in many countries.
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