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Food Photo Day

I had bought a galia and a cantaloupe melon and only realised on opening the fridge that there still were half of each type in there… So I used a melon baller on them and placed the balls flat on a freezer tray. 106 more words


In My Virginian Garden: A July Update

I have not posted in a while partly because the garden is in full swing, I am so busy harvesting, and partly because we have been making changes here at the homestead that necessitate me being outside instead of inside at the computer. 608 more words


Thump Sniff Touch

Simple techniques for selecting ripe melons; cantaloupes, honeydews and watermelons.


With cantaloupes there are five key indicators of ripeness and maturity: the stem end; the netting; the color; the touch; and the smell. 616 more words


Dirt Roads

The ride from Ridgeway to Emporium, PA was fast, felt like all downhill 29 miles. Eight miles outside of Emporium there is a snowmobile path which works as a gravel bike path in the summer months. 1,613 more words

Watermelon: Don't harvest too early

QUESTION: How can you tell when a watermelon is ready to harvest?

It’s tempting to cut that beautiful watermelon from the vine as soon as it looks like it’s big enough, but size is not the only clue to ripeness. 176 more words

Kitchen Gardens

Tour de France

By pure good luck, Stage 17 of le Tour de France was starting just a 2 hour drive away from Noves. Aidan and I arose at 5.30, determined to beat the crowds for a good spot to watch. 1,140 more words