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Sunday, August 15, 2010


Are ya'll enjoying the fresh, sweet and juicy CANTALOUPE this summer ??
We surely are...
I LOVE a GOOD cantaloupe....
but hate a green, dry, unsweet one with a passion...
UNLIKE peaches, tomatoes and bananas, cantaloupe doesn't ripen further after picking...
to get a ripe one, you have to CHOOSE a ripe one !!
"And how do you do THAT ?" you say...
SMELL THEM...just follow your nose !
If you find one that has that sweet, musky smell that gives them their common name,
then you've just found a ripe, juicy and sweet melon.
Another good way is to push slightly on the end opposite the stem...
it should GIVE just a little bit...
I like them for
BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND/OR DINNER...and all in between !

I had a slice this very morning with my toasted biscuits (one had sugar and cinnamon..ummm)

but....THIS is how MR. SWEET likes HIS cantaloupe...

OMGosh, MR. SWEET...this DOES look mighty fine !!
NOW...he told me to tell you that the ONLY other way
that he might like his cantaloupe better....
* sitting in one of the BEAUTIFUL dining rooms,
cruising to Alaska,
aboard the beautiful SAPPHIRE PRINCESS cruise ship
and having an AWESOME breakfast..!!
tee hee.............. me, too, MR., TOO !!
Playing with

I JUST REALIZED that I did a whole, entire post on CANTALOUPE !
think I may need to.....uh.....GET A LIFE ??
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Sarah said...

BJ, I love a good cantaloupe and Pecos are really good ones! I like Mr. Sweet's idea of adding the ice cream. I need to try that one. :-)
~ Sarah

Annesphamily said...

Cantaloupe is so good! It is so refreshing! You always post fun stuff. This was great! My dad liked to eat cantaloupe with ice cream. How sweet you made a memory for me tonight! Thanks sweet lady and have a great week! Anne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love cantaloupe. I think it is my favorite melon.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

I have never been a cantaloupe or an kind of melon girl but you may have convinced me to give it another try:)
Have a great week!

Bobbi said...

Hi, wonderful photos! I hope that you have a lovely new week!

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! We LOVE it too BJ! Your food photos always make me drool. Thanks for the tip about smelling them first. Sounds great.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I tell people all the time that if anyone would have told me that once a week I would set a table, most often that no one would use and take pictures of it to show to strangers (we aren't really strangers...are we?) that I would have thought that I really needed to get a life. I wonder if those outside of Blogland feel that way about all of us? They have no idea how busy this keeps they?

As for cantelope, we are close to Indiana and our stores and farmstands bring in those big Indiana melons that are so good.

Julie Harward said...

Hi bj..I missed you too! We too have been eating a ton of fruit..krenshaw, watermelon, blueberries and those big blackberry's...all so good! Thanks for your visit! :D

Joanne Kennedy said...

I just got done cutting up a canaloupe for breakfast tomorrow. So I was smiling as I read your post. I must say, the cantaloupe with ice cream does sound pretty good! Oh how I wish I was on a cruise eating that now :)


Holly said...

This is a cantaloupe house. My kids can devour one in no time flat. Thanks for the tip on selecting one...I just cross my fingers...but now i have some guidance!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, I love a sweet cantalope too. It looks good with the ice cream.

Theresa said...

A cantaloupe post is JUST fine with me! I planted some cantaloupe in my garden this year but they didn't do too good!

I love cantaloupe but never would think to add ice cream! Mr. Sweet knows all the tricks:)

Enjoy your day dear BJ! HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

We do love our muskmelon! You need to drag out one of your pretty salt and pepper shakers for me, tho! We eat salt and lots of pepper on ours :) Please check out my latest post. You GOTTA see what Mr. Tennis ate for breakfast on our trip to Memphis!

JEANNE said...

Good morning bj, I loved your whole post on cantaloupe. Mmmmmm, it is one of my favorite fruits without a doubt. I agree with Mr. Sweet, I love vanilla ice cream with my cantaloupe more than any other way. I have a wonderful cantaloupe memory bj. When I was about nine my parents went on a Sunday ride to Homestead, Florida to visit some friends we called Aunt and Uncle. Six kids and our parents were given a half of a cantaloupe with ice cream inside. A whole HALF!!! Growing up in a big family where food was shared as well as everything else (like our one doll), this was memorable. Your sweet post just brought back that memory. Happy Smile here.

I am so happy to be visiting again on a regular basis. I have missed you my sister friend.

Have a wonderful cantaloupe day.
Love, Jeanne

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

New Header pic here! :-)

Yes M'm, we get "Hand" melons, this time of year, around our neck of the woods. Something about the land, on which Hand Farm grows 'em, make them best.

We never buy any other melons, but those at the Farm Stand. :-)


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh and I forgot! I like my sliced, with salt on it!

*Baddddddddddddd* I know... But... ,-)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love cantaloup too, but this year the family is on a watermelon kick! I think we have been eating a whole melon every couple days for weeks! I can't remember ever craving it like this. Thank goodness it isnt chocolate I'm eating like that:>)

SmilingSally said...

Mr. Sweet and I enjoy the same things. Everything's better with ice cream!

Happy Blue Monday!

salmagundi said...

I'm afraid I don't care for canteloupe; and I grew up in the Melon Capital of the World where you ate them right on the edge of the field. I can tell lots of stories about how teenagers steal melons from fields under the moonlight, and what farmers did to discourage it. Glad you enjoy the melons, as it's an important industry in our part of the country. Enjoy your week. Sally

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love cantalope! Love your snaps and Mr. Sweets looks like he's in Alaskan heaven!!
My tiny mouth is watering now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Barbara Anne said...

We grew our 1st cantaloupes 3 years ago and I recommend Ambrosia cantaloupes as the utter best: sweet and delicious. We grew ours from seeds (in Virginia). Oh, and be not lured by Ambrosia muskmelons as they are not nearly as wonderful.

Thanks for linking to Cottage Monday!


Marie said...

Hi BJ - well cantaloupe is worth blogging about especially if you're eating them while on a cruise! I'm joining your giveaway and heading there now (woohoo!).

shannon i olson said...

love cantaloupe, my dad eats his with pepper. I tried it, it did nothing for me.

Anitra Cameron said...

Ooh, yes, yum! One of life's luscious pleasures and treasures, and surely worth an entire blog post!

xinex said...

Your pictures are beautiful, BJ but I do not eat cantaloupes. I don't know why when the rest of the family loves them....Christine

Rebecca said...

All that food's making me really hungry-must be lunchtime-thanks for sharing!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love your blog!
I am signing up to follow!
And, I love George Bush!

Carol said...

I was just thinking that I was feeling hungry. Wait - I cut up that cantaloupe this am!
Thanks for the reminder!

Betty said...

I love cantaloupe and I think I to will have to try it with ice cream, though it is a treat in itself to me.
I would love to go on another cruise, I loved it!

Life on the Edge said...

I really do love cantaloupe. It's one of my favorite summer treats! Just found out that my new sweetie really likes it too. I never thought of it with ice cream, but I might have to try that some time!

Oh, I have always dreamed of taking an Alaskan cruise! Maybe someday.

Life on the Edge