Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What to Do With Your Share---Week 14

Fatigue is setting in out here at the farm. It's all part of summer though, as we can't coast home just yet. But the bounty has fed us well. The diversity of the farm has shone this year, as a disappointing crop of early tomatoes is replaced by wonderful melons.

And the thing about melons is that you don't have to cook them. This week's watermelon can be sliced and eaten, or turned into a refreshing juice. Just scoop out the flesh, squeeze it and press it through a colander, and you have a ruby red drink.

We mixed it with some strawberry juice frozen since June, added a little honey, and filled some popsicle containers. Looking forward to one at lunch tomorrow.

It also makes a dynamite drink. Some strawberry/watermelon juice, ice, water, Italian fizzies, a shot of rum and a lime garnish is the cat's meow.

1 comment:

Emily said...

AND, you could pickle the watermelon rind! That is if you weren't too fatigued to go through the whole, lengthy process of peeling and chopping and soaking and salting and cooking and cooking again before canning...