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At the supermarket I remembered the “try a new food” drill and got a Santa Claus melon. I had no idea why it’s called that—calling it a Football melon would make more sense, since it’s about that shape. But, thanks to Google, we see:

From the outside a Santa Claus melon, with its long oval shape and splotchy green-and-yellow skin, looks like a small watermelon. Inside, however, its yellowish-green flesh looks and tastes more like honeydew melon. This member of the muskmelon family grows to about a foot in length, with some specimens weighing as much as 10 pounds. Santa Claus melon, also called Christmas melon, was so named because its peak season is in December. Choose a melon that is slightly soft at the blossom end, heavy for its size and has a yellowish cast to the rind. Avoid those with soft spots or with damaged skin. See also melon.

Also, I’m making the Cold Soba Noodles with Sesame Seed again, but this time I made the dressing this way:

2 teaspoons rice vinegar
5 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons agave syrup
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 clove crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice

I also cut up some ocean scallops in it. They’re delicious raw.

Written by Leisureguy

3 September 2007 at 11:29 am

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