I'm curious, are your guests from the US or they treating it like a theme party? Any fireworks over there?
Nothing special for us. Nice slow wedding weekend. I did swing by the farmers market to pick up a couple of melons for the kids in the neighborhood.
I ended up spending an hour and a half explaining to people how to pick a ripe melon. Maybe I should post it. Nah, You guys probably know.
Ok, waiting on mailperson. So I tell you how to pick a ripe melon.
1. Has to have a good size yellow spot. This means it was ripening on the ground. No yellow = picked prematurely.
2. The yellow spot should have a brown web like design on it. This occurs when the flower is pollenated by bees.
They scar the membrane and it developes into the brown web.
3. I look for the melons that have a really dark almost black spot that is oozing on the yellow spot. Many people think this is the melon rotting.
Just the opposite, this is the sugar running from being ripe.
So now you can chuckle when you see people thumping, carressing, patting,shaking,spinning,smelling, looking at the lines around the melon
people says the lines has something to due with watering. There's really not fool proof way to tell ripeness except for 1.2.3. I have a very close
amigo in Mexico who farms them. Tonage weekly
Edited by panini - 7/2/15 at 2:29pm