Welcome Back

One of the joys of seasonal eating is the pleasure that comes from that first bite of asparagus, that first ripe tomato, that first cucumber slice, that first piece of watermelon, and from knowing that anything worth having is worth waiting for. So as we’re saying goodbye till next year to some of our favorite veggies, we’re welcoming the first delicious cantaloupes of the year.

Welcome back cantaloupes.


5 comments on “Welcome Back

  1. shoreacres says:

    And a fine new arrival they are. For years, I’ve assumed a canteloupe was a canteloupe. Pecos melons were distinctive, and so much better, because of the perfect conditions in which they grow, but now I’ve found there are many varieties. Last week, “my” farmers had three varieties at market. Instead of choosing one, I tried one of each. Two down, one to go. Is just a little gluttony ok? 😉


    • Bill says:

      You did the right thing. 🙂

      I’ve tried other varieties, but we only grow Hale’s Best now. It’s my favorite.

      With your most recent post in mind, I can’t help but wonder if you spelled cantaloupe that way just to see if I would notice. 🙂


      • shoreacres says:

        Nope. I misspelled it! I thought at first you were talking about cantaloupe/cantaloup, but no. Ah, well.

        Of course, the truth of the matter is I never used cataloupe until the last couple of decades. When I was growing up in Iowa, they were muskmelons!


  2. ain't for city gals says:

    lol….last week we got two of the most delicious cantaloupe we have ever eaten!…Yum…we are switching over to fruit now also and then looking forward to all the wonderful fall squashes coming soon…fun to do it intentionally this way.


    • Bill says:

      Our acorn squash and spaghetti squash are in now, replacing the summer squash, which is gone till next year.

      It’s been raining a lot here, which can cause melons to go flat. But so far every cantaloupe or watermelon we’ve cut has been delicious!


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