Eating canteloupe

United States
August 31, 2008 12:02pm CST
I bought a canteloupe at the farmers market for $1.00 yesterday. Last night I took the time to clean it (saving my seeds for growing later) and cube it up and put it in a lock and lock and refridgerated it. I had a bowl of canteloupe for lunch today with just a sprinkle of Kosher salt on it. how do you like your canteloupe? My grandmother ate hers with salt and pepper. I just put a sprinkle of salt on mne preferably kosher salt. I will be drying my seeds out today to use later in the garden.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I normally sprinkle salt on mine too. I do not use any special salt though. I just use the regular table salt on mine. It really is good with a little bit of salt on it. I thought it was weird the first time someone suggested it to me.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh I know it is so yummy. Some people will fid it sounds strange to put salt on fruit but it is good.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
1 Sep 08
My sister puts black pepper on her strawberries too.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Ok I don't put anything on my strawberries except maybe sugar if they are not quite ripe enough.
• United States
2 Sep 08
You sound like us. My husband was at work and they had a watermelon. It was the white one. He got the seeds from it, but he does not eat watermelon. Our children on the other hand love them. He has also removed seeds from apples to try to plant. This past spring we bought potatoes and did not use them all before they got eyes. So he planted them. They produced alot of potatoes. More than I thought it would. I told him it has saved us money in the long run. Have a Great Day! Happy MyLotting!
• United States
2 Sep 08
Have a good day. I won't be on here much till later today.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Hey sweet. Canteloupe is my most favorite summer fruit! I have never heard of putting salt on it. I would never do that because I don't use salt on anything because I have very high blood pressure. It is so sweet any yummy, why do you use salt? After I eat it I am so happy with the taste it leaves in my mouth. I had bought 3 jumbos for $5 which in NY is a great price. They were huge! I still could eat a whole one myself. I also cute them up and put them in a container, but I just can't stop eating them once I start. I'm on my last one and I'm afraid the stores won't be having them much longer since it is now September. They might have them once more, but I don't know. They really are my favorite fruit so I guess I will have to wait for next season! It's funny because when I go to Florida to visit my mom the produce is not at all nice. She says they don't get good stuff in the stores. She says they ship them to other states instead. I never quite understood that, but I did see that the fruit in the Publix where she shops really wasn't that great. She lives in Ft. Lauderdale.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
Salt enhances the sweetness and juiciness of the fruit. I don't use it all the time but occasionally is makes is even yummier. Well the publix up here in Jacksonville is a little better but I would still get mine from the farmers market or grow them myself. I am the only one in my household who will eat it though so it is mine all mine.
@AICIRT81 (848)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I love fresh cantalope too. I have tried to grow my own. But I do purchase it at the grocery store. I prefer to eat it cold than at room temperate. I just cut it up and enjoy. I do not put anything on it. I love when it is nice and ripe, tender and juicy. Summer fruits are simply the best.
• United States
31 Aug 08
I love cantaloupe, as long as it is fresh and juicy. I like mine cut up into squarish chunks, or sometimes cut like you would eat watermelon with it still on the skin. I eat it plain, no salt or anything, and it is great that way! I'm so glad it is still cantaloupe season! Part of the reason why I love summer so much!
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