Tag Archives: watermelon

{last watermelon of the season}

21 Sep

who doesn’t love a melon-baller!?!!

 

{fair trade & organic – ice box watermelon}

19 Jun

do you know how to pick out a good watermelon?!  … one that’s guaranteed to be ripe, juicy, and flavourful?!

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well, for one thing – to guarantee the flavour and ripeness, it’s important to begin with quality.

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i always opt for organic food {especially produce} when i can… organic produce is grown with more care, handled with more care, and therefore just plain tastes better… in my humble {and generally RIGHT} opinion 🙂

this sticker tells us that not only is this watermelon organic, but it’s fair trade. which {happily} means the farmers that grew this watermelon are paid a FAIR WAGE for their product and services.  this is extremely important to me also because i’m a collective thinker – i am grateful for that farmer who took time to grow this beautiful fruit for me to enjoy.  and i want him/her to get paid what they are worth for doing that service. fair trade kind of cuts out the middle man, if you will.  you can read more about fair trade products here. Continue reading

thirsty thursday – watermelon mojitos

26 Jul

oh boy, you are seriously going to want to make sure this is on the drink table at your next summer BBQ!

i can’t take the credit for originality on this, however – i’m a huge rachael ray fan… and she had this on her show a few weeks ago and i was uber excited to have company over so i could test it out.  i think i pretty much insisted my brother come by for a visit, mostly to force him to drink my concoction 🙂

click HERE to watch rachael explain the whole recipe. Continue reading

happy solstice!

20 Jun

nothing says summer to me quite like watermelon.  when in its seasonal prime – flavourful, juicy, fresh, delicious watermelon.

whole foods market had a one day sale – 2/$5 on these organic beauties. and i bought four. this is my last one, and i’m eating it today to celebrate summer! i bought a little melon baller, which i think is just so fun for precisely this reason 🙂 — and – way easier!! Continue reading

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