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    I've seen those little watermelons at a lot of stores, the super walmart here even has them. Maybe I'll have to try one. I've been buying those grocery store cantaloupes, if you let them sit out on the counter for a couple of days before you cut into them they are pretty good. It gets us by until later in August when the good Norfolk melons start showing up at the Farmer's Markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marleybone;3485156;
    I never understood putting salt on watermelon. My dad did it all the time. Plugging it with lime vodka sounds like a plan though.
    I don't like salt on watermelon for just eating, but it works to bring out the flavor when making granita.
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    I am looking forward to the summer fruits and melons. Have any of you had the yellow fleshed watermelons? They are sooo sweet and delicious! Can't wait!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doxie;3485443;
    Mr. Doxie is allergic to watermelon too. I LOVE watermelon though (and I do put salt on it sometimes) so I was delighted to find "personal watermelons" at Whole Foods. They are about the size of a honeydew melon and are seedless. I think they were about $4 but since I am sure that I can eat the entire thing before it goes bad, I'm going to get one when we return to Whole Foods tomorrow.

    MRD: I haven't had watermelon rind pickles in years!!! Do you have a recipe? Are they easy to make?
    My dad used to put salt on watermelon too.

    I have never made watermelon pickles, but they are good. I can probably find some around here, there's so many places that have canned stuff, from the farmer's markets to the produce stands.
    And let me look, because I have a lot of "southern" cookbooks that I know probably have a recipe I can send you.
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    For you people who like sweets for breakfast, how long after you eat breakfast are you ready to eat again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3486029;
    For you people who like sweets for breakfast, how long after you eat breakfast are you ready to eat again?
    I have a terrible sweet tooth. I eat breakfast around 5 am during the week, and usually have a small snack at 9 (a granola bar or banana or something similar). Then lunch at 11:30.

    All this watermelon talk has me craving one. I don't care for salt on them, but I never eat a cantaloupe without a little salt. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;3486327;
    I have a terrible sweet tooth. I eat breakfast around 5 am during the week, and usually have a small snack at 9 (a granola bar or banana or something similar). Then lunch at 11:30.

    All this watermelon talk has me craving one. I don't care for salt on them, but I never eat a cantaloupe without a little salt. Weird.
    I just sliced up a cantaloupe, might have to try this salt thing. I've never tried putting salt on fruit before unless there was a margarita involved!
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    It doesn't matter what I eat for breakfast, I am usually hungry again in about 1 1/2 hours. If I don't eat breakfast, I usually can make it to lunch without eating. But because I have hypoglycemia, I try to eat a granola bar when I first wake up.
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    I love salt on apples (a habit I'm trying to break, though). I can't eat an apple as is - I have to have some cheese or my new favourite, almond butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;3486327;
    All this watermelon talk has me craving one. I don't care for salt on them, but I never eat a cantaloupe without a little salt. Weird.
    Cantelope without salt is just wrong. I grew up that way - I always thought it was a NE thing. Oddly, cantelope is about the only thing I put salt on - I am not a huge salt person.
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