The Chopping Block
Watermelon: Summer's Candy
One of the many perks of summer is sweet, juicy fruit watermelon.

It's name is certainly fitting, as 90% of the melon is water. But that doesn't mean watermelon's health benefits are watered down. Watermelon has high levels of lycopene, which is especially important for our cardiovascular health. Recent studies have confirmed the nutritional importance of allowing a watermelon to fully ripen. But how do you know when a melon is ripe?
As Shelley shows you in our latest video, the signs can be tricky. Here's how to select and cut watermelon.

How to Select & Cut Watermelon
How to Select & Cut Watermelon

Our Jennifer Rozman shows you how easy grilling watermelon can be in her blog. She also asked for a how to video on cutting watermelon. Well Jennifer, here you go!

We love watermelon because of its versatility. Featuring superlative sweetness and juiciness, watermelon's powers of refreshment are tough to beat: it's practically food and drink. These recipes showcase our favorite melon:

Watermelon Mint Mojitos

Watermelon Gazpacho Sip

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint or Basil

Pickled Watermelon Rinds

That watermelon mojito pairs perfectly with Chimichurri Flank Steak Crostini. Learn more food and drink pairings in our upcoming Summer Cocktails and Appetizers.

The Perfect Picnic won't be complete without this watermelon salad. Get other al fresco dishes for seasonal dining in this class.

These classes are offered at multiple times at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.   

Image Courtesy of the
National Watermelon Board
Watermelon isn't just for eating; it's a blank canvas for food artists.

Check out these amazing creations in our Watermelon Carvings Pinterest Board .

Think you've got watermelon carving skills?
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