This month on “Lights, Camera, Watermelon,” we’re all about making life a little easier with not one, but two different videos. I came across this life hack video which shows you how to turn a watermelon into a watermelon smoothie with just a wire coat hanger and a drill. You may recognize this … [Read more...]
RECIPE: SKINNY FISH TACOS WITH WATERMELON AND RADISH SLAW
During my 2015 New Year’s resolution of trying new and different watermelon recipes, I learned a lot about my taste buds and my culinary preferences. As a former competitive eater, it’s no secret that I love to eat, but I’m a little picky when it comes to what I actually consumer during a “normal” … [Read more...]
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, CARVE!
We’re just over a month into the 2016 Watermelon Carving Contest and the competition is already heating up. This year, we wanted to give carvers plenty of time to create their amazing masterpieces, which is why you’re hearing about this now and not in June or July like years past. We also made … [Read more...]
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: SUPER GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE
Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! That was my less-than-impressive Irish accent in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is a day draped in green (including the beer), that honors the “Apostle of Ireland,” Saint Patrick, who is highly revered in Irish culture. On that day, you might choose to put down … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT JAPAN’S LEGENDARY $200 SQUARE WATERMELON
Gifting fruit isn’t necessarily traditional in the United States, but in different parts of the world, giving fruit is customary. This entry from 2014 explains how giving fruit — especially unusually-shaped fruit — is popular in Japan and should probably become a custom here in the United … [Read more...]
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION UPDATE: WEAK PAPER AIRPLANES AND VERY STRONG WATERMELON
Nine months. That’s how long I have to accomplish my New Year’s resolution of breaking a Guinness World Record for something — anything — related to watermelon. I’d like to be brave and attempt on the current watermelon records for smashing watermelons with my head or crushing them with my … [Read more...]
HOW TO MAKE: WATERMELON RICE KRISPIE TREATS!
Image courtesy of YouTube.com/Yoyomax12 I’m not much of a baker, unless you consider making tiny, quarter-sized cookies in my daughter’s Easy-Bake Oven “baking.” My wife, on the other hand, is the baker in our family (I do a lot of the other cooking, though!). She loves to bake cakes, pies, … [Read more...]
FEBRUARY PRIZE: WATERMELON WATER BOTTLE
Image courtesy of Amazon Every January, I make two New Year’s resolutions — one for the Watermelon Guy here on the blog, and another for my own personal benefit. While the Watermelon Guy’s resolutions keep getting more and more interesting (this year’s will be to set a watermelon-related … [Read more...]
BREAK OUT YOUR CUTTING BOARD: THE 2016 WATERMELON CARVING CONTEST HAS BEGUN!
Yes, you read that correctly — the 2016 Watermelon Carving Contest has arrived. This year, we’re doing things a little differently, which is why you’re reading about this in February instead of June or July. We decided that, since you can’t rush perfection, we wanted to give carvers a little … [Read more...]
ASK THE EXPERTS: IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOVE WATERMELON TOO MUCH?
VICTORIA S. ASKS: I’m a huge watermelon fan. Seriously, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and I have!). But my question is, is it possible to love watermelon too much? Image courtesy of SurprisedFarmer.com Great question, Victoria. If anyone knows a thing or two about loving … [Read more...]
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