Thursday, August 18, 2011

Watermelon for hot summer days

Is there anything better than eating on watermelon on a hot summer evening? Try it with salt to enhance the flavor of the fruit. I learned that a long time ago when I was a young lad back in SE Asia, where we often enough use salt to flavor our fruits. Mind you not all fruits can be eaten with salt. Watermelon, mangoes, apples and star fruits are definitely the must try with salt but Papayas, Durian and bananas are no nos. 
This summer, we've had pretty decent selection of watermelons in Chicago. So far only once where we've been disappointed in our selection and they are pretty inexpensive. Except for the last one we bought, it was over $5. We did not realized it was over $5 until after we paid the cashier and we noticed that it was 29cents/pounds for a 16 pounds watermelon. But recently we've seen them goes as low as $2.99 each. So it is quiet cheap even towards the end of the summer. 

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