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Sunday, July 14, 2013

the joy of watermelon juice (and watermelon floats)

Hot and humid, hot and humid with showers, hot and humid with thunderstorms - day after day, week after week, but when I remember January and February which were unusually cold for weeks and weeks, I'm not complaining.

I don't know about you, but hot and humid weather takes away my usual fierce appetite, good in some ways, but sometimes hard to find something really good to eat or drink.  And I found it two weeks ago.  Fresh chunks of watermelon whizzed in a blender.  Pour, serve.  Children like it with a ball of vanilla ice cream bobbing in that cold and pretty rosy juice, which then makes it a watermelon float.  Freshly made, it's very thick, but it thins out a little when stored in the fridge for a few days.  So far I've gone through two and a half  "baby"  seedless watermelons with no dampening of enthusiasm.

It's been a wonderful season for watermelons , and I hope it goes on for another month or so, because I've gotten used to this juice for breakfast , super chilled.  Sweet and lacking the acidity of orange juice, I was happy to find out it really is healthy.  Now I'm wondering if I can freeze some, though it won't last long in the freezer:)  For now, I have two jars stashed in the fridge to help me get through pruning the hedges, which have grown at least 18 inches in the last few weeks - they love this weather, clearly.

Hope your summer is going swimmingly!


La Table De Nana said...

We are so alike weather wise!
Although..this week ..we had MOSTLY sun..lots..heat..lots..humidity..lots..
My daughter went to Maine.and only had 1 nice day..

Love the colors of your post..Pretty in Pink..
Here's to summer Katrina!!!

katrina said...

Thanks, Nana! Pretty in Pink this juice is - and beginning to wonder how I can have it year round:)

Sorry to hear about your daughter's vacation in Maine - which I always remember as being very, very cold, which is nice sometimes. Yes, here's to summer! (and I'm not complaining!). Wool socks and fleece tops, 15 degrees below zero, no, no.

La Table De Nana said...

PS Katrina..I am the hedge/korean lilac trimmer here old electric buzzing thing..
My arms.. feel like they have had a workout and a half!
Yours too I am certain~
Last night there... a drive in..Saco:)We have none left here anymore..Jaws was my last:)Imagine..73?
The kids loved it!

diary of a tomato said...

I could dive right into that! Heading out now to grab some watermelon before it gets too gruesomely hot...

katrina said...
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katrina said...

Diary - this juice sure saves the day, with the weather we're having! Happy gardening!

Barb said...

So hot and so humid for the past few days and no break until this weekend. Waaay to hot & humid for me - it is exhausting!

I just bought some watermelon today - the only thing that sounded like something I wanted to eat. I never thought of turning it to liquid and I would have never thought of adding ice cream!! Oh my, YUM!!! Summer in a glass!!

katrina said...

Barb - you too? Hoping for some relief on the weekend, for both of us. In the meantime, I just bought - yup - another watermelon:)