Friday, September 11, 2009

Yellow watermelon, sweet and juicy

At the Dane County Farmer's Market recently one of the farmers at Alsum's Sweet Corn (and watermelon) explained that while the yellow watermelons are sweeter and juicier than the traditional pink ones, customers shy away when they find out that it is yellow. The yellow varieties are often smaller than most of the pink watermelons and many are round rather than oblong. Some are "seedless" too. From the outside you cannot tell the difference, in fact the farmers often mark them so they can tell which are which. The flesh of the yellow melons is also smoother and less mealy than the tradiational pink varieties. So, for your next fruit salad, add some color with yellow watermelons! The National Watermelon Promotion Board has some fun recipes to try--who know you could do so many things with watermelon!
Watermelon infused vodka--cut watermelon into small chunks, or scoop out small balls with a melon baller then place in a glass container and cover with vodka. Store in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks, then make a fun cocktail using the infused vodka. Watch out for the chunks of melon though, they're nearly lethal if you get one in your drink.

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