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Mini Watermelon Cucumbers

Here’s a fun new treat that arrived at our doorstep this week: Mini watermelon cucumbers from Melissa’s Produce. Just like the name promises, they look like miniature watermelon, but the taste is definitely cucumber. These little cuties, an heirloom variety that is native to Mexico and South America, are each about the size of a [...]

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Summer Watermelon Carving

Watermelon carving is a time-honored summer tradition at our house, made even more fun when the kids get involved. It’s almost at the point where we can’t bear to see a plain round watermelon; we have an irresistible urge to carve it into something. This year we were able to get a watermelon carving in [...]

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Watermelon Carving

Confession time: I’m a watermelon carving addict. When I see a watermelon, I don’t imagine it cut in neat little wedges. I see pirate ships, whales, beach buckets, and Angry Birds. When people invite me to a party, I offer to bring the watermelon because I know that way I’ll have an excuse for carving [...]

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Fun Food: Watermelon Carving

Of all the Fun Food posts we’ve written in the past 18 months, the story with the most enduring popularity continues to be the one about watermelon carving. Why watermelon carving? Perhaps, as we said last year, it’s because watermelon is such a fun, carve-able fruit. There’s something about that blank canvas that just cries [...]

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Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen

Got the mid-summer doldrums? Kids complaining about being bored? Here’s a solution: Get them busy in the kitchen. That’ll teach ‘em. Oh, and maybe they’ll have fun and sample something healthy too. Without further ado, we present the Top 5 Ways to Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen in the Summertime: 1. Husk corn: Buy [...]

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Camp Blogaway Weekend

A few weeks ago my son and I planted a grapevine in our backyard, and we have been fascinated by watching its progress. When we first planted it, the vine had two main branches that needed to be propped up against the fence and stakes. Now as the vine is relaxing and becoming comfortable in our soil, we are able to watch it claim its [...]

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