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Watermelon Logs

One way to turn watermelon into finger food is to make wedges and push sticks through the rinds. Another is to take the rinds off and slice the pulp into cubes. Or we can make spheres with a melon baller. My favorite method, however, is to use an old fashioned apple corer.

The logs in my photo were made in this manner, and I juiced the remaining pulp. Watermelon juice is not only delicious, but according to some it qualifies as a superfood. Rich in lycopene, a nutrient also found in tomatoes, watermelon juice helps nourish the skin, and protects against sun damage. It also contains nutrients that strengthen the heart by relaxing the muscles and increasing the flow of blood. It is anti-inflamatory, kidney cleansing, hydrating, and full of minerals.

Whether you eat your watermelon or drink it, watermelon is one of the great joys of summer and I will be sorry to see the season end.


Image Credit » I took this photo with my smart phone.

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BarbRad wrote on September 24, 2014, 1:40 AM

I love the taste and my husband would have it all the time if he could, but it takes up so much room in the refrigerator and it's messy. So I don't buy it as often as he'd like.

Kasman wrote on September 24, 2014, 3:42 AM

That's a way to serve melon I've never seen before. With my strange sense of humour I would be tempted to stick a carrot in the middle of that pile and stand back and watch! :)

astraldreamer wrote on September 24, 2014, 3:59 AM

lovely, i really love watermelon, its like eating sweets.

bestwriter wrote on September 24, 2014, 8:36 AM

A tall stemmed glass with melon balls floating in the juice with crushed ice giving the finishing touch That is how I like my water melon.

Ellis wrote on September 24, 2014, 11:53 AM

I love watermelon...I had a dog once that would eat it too...

Akshar wrote on September 24, 2014, 3:06 PM

I love watermelons, but I tried giving it to my toddler daughter and didn't succeed . She is not a big fan of water melon emoticon :sad:

SLGarcia wrote on September 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

Using an apple corer looks like a fantastic way to serve watermelon. I'll have to suggest that to my daughter for the grandkids.

Ruby3881 wrote on September 25, 2014, 4:22 PM

That's such a great idea! I never would have thought to use an apple corer, but it's so much simpler than a melon baller :)

MarshaMusselman wrote on September 25, 2014, 11:03 PM

I love watermelon too. I would think that even when cutting it small enough to become finger food it would be a bit sticky for eating it that way and a fork or toothpick would be better.

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:36 AM

We stick a fork in it most of the time, but once in a while we just use our fingers marshamusselman

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:37 AM

I used to use a melon baller ruby3881 but it always too so long.

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:39 AM

It might be less messy than serving it whole to the little ones. I remember when I was a toddler we all just ate it outdoors slgarcia

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:40 AM

Watching your dog eat watermelon must have been a hoot. I have seen cats sniff it and walk away ellis

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:41 AM

I can picture that and I have to say I like it that way too, especially with a sprig of home grown mint bestwriter

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:42 AM

Tonight I am eating a frozen watermelon "pop" instead of ice cream. It is delightfully sweet astraldreamer

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:43 AM

That would be quite mischievous and would probably fool my roommate who is colorblind kasman

JanetJenson wrote on September 27, 2014, 1:45 AM

The logs do not take up as much room as a whole melon, but I buy usually the little ones from 99 cents only store, too. Does he like it frozen, too?

BarbRad wrote on September 27, 2014, 3:14 PM

Never tried it frozen.

irenen1 wrote on October 11, 2014, 12:10 PM

I buy the small ones because my Dave loves watermelon. Never thought of juicing the leftovers before it goes bad. I have a hard time with the gas it produces in my system.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 14, 2014, 1:39 AM

What a cute and convenient way to serve watermelon. That would be great for parties or showers.