Posts Tagged ‘watermelon’


What is watermelon Wednesday about?

June 4, 2014

My fascination with watermelon carvings remains unabated. Here are some more that I like including the obligatory baby in the watermelon suit, some interesting facts about watermelons (I did not know that!), and a handy video that shows how to make your own carvings.

watermelon bear

Melons are all “Cucumbers” (Cucurbits or Cucurbitaceae) to the botanist, along with squash, gourds and actual cucumbers. To the agriculturist they are are all “vine crops”. All are technically “fruit” but in culinary practice all are treated as “vegetables” except the melons which are treated as fruit.

Ref: The Clove Garden

watermelon viking

watermelon dragon


Here is how to do it:


What is watermelon Wednesday about?

April 23, 2014

watermelon shoes

More watermelon art – this time clothing designs.  See previous watermelon posts here and here.

watermelon socks

watermelon hat

watermelon dress

watermelon kid

Love the baby watermelon suit.  I’m about done with this theme – maybe.


What is watermelon Wednesday about?

April 17, 2014

food art melon7I posted my watermelon cake and cookies earlier this month.

Here is some more watermelon food art that I like.

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What am I reading, er, eating on tattoo Tuesday?

April 8, 2014

Watermelon Seed Prize2

Our lovely, local, independent bookstore sponsors an Edible Book Fair every April.  Everyone is invited to submit a totally edible interpretation of a book.  The entries are displayed, judged, and eaten.  The set up and the voting takes a couple of hours.  You can’t imagine how quickly the displays are devoured!

The book I chose was The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli which is the Recipient of the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book.

I humbly announce that our entry (above) consisting of a fondant-covered red velvet cake watermelon with watermelon slice-shaped sugar cookies won the award for Most Appetizing.  The prizes in the contest are, not a surprise, books! It is a lot of fun to see what people – kids and adults – come up with.

Edible Book Festivals have become a global event, read more here.

Tuesday would not be complete without tattoos: