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Orange Watermelon and Rob's Pumpkin Carving

I finally found orange watermelon this weekend. I thought it might have a more intense orange color but it was more muted. It’s easier to distinguish the orange color when it’s cut and in a bowl. The orange watermelon was delicious and one of the sweetest watermelons I’ve ever eaten. We visited my parents yesterday so I shared some with them and my grandma. My grandma called me last night and told me how much she liked it. She was very intrigued by the watermelon. Even at 95, my grandma is interested in all things related to food. She is always asking me how I made this or that.

Although it may look a bit yellowish in the picture, the watermelon is orange in person:

Orange Watermelon

We also carved some pumpkins this weekend. I think Rob’s pumpkin turned out better than mine so I’ll just share that one. I had some trouble with my pumpkin regarding the intricate details. At least the pumpkin seeds were good!!

Rob’s nifty pumpkin:

Rob's pumpkin

As if I wasn’t having enough trouble with my pumpkin, I seemed to be having an off day using the camera as well. At least this pic of Rob’s pumpkin looks sort of spooky ๐Ÿ˜€

Emmy's Bad Picture Taking

Hope everyone has a great start to their week!!!

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  • Jackie October 2, 2006, 9:00 am

    I have never heard of an orange colored watermelon. Amazing.

    Wonderful pumpkin Rob carved. Would scare me to death at night. Shame we don’t have Haloween here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • johanna3 October 2, 2006, 11:46 am

    what a pretty watermelon, i dont even know that color exist! thanks for share it.

  • bazu October 2, 2006, 1:02 pm

    Wow, what a pretty watermelon! And nifty pumpkin as always. Other than the seeds, do you guys also get around to eating the pumpkin when you carve ’em? I’ve had a craving for pumpkin lately.

  • Melissa West October 2, 2006, 1:32 pm

    You guys sure are having fun with those pumpkins! I’ll have to try some of that watermelon too! I love watermelon in fruit salads.

  • vegandiva October 2, 2006, 3:06 pm

    Bazu, I like to use the smaller pie pumpkins for cooking and baking. They seem to taste better and are easier to slice up because they’re not as thick. I’ve had a taste for pumpkin too. Everyone keeps blogging about those pumpkin muffins from VwaV so I might try those soon. I know I’ve been a wee bit obsessed lately with the pumpkin seeds!! ha ha!

    And not to sound like a total miser but pie pumpkins have been expensive lately, even at the farm stands. They want $5 for a big carving pumpkin and $2 for a pie pumpkin. Rob said just buy the darn pie pumpkins but it’s the principal of the thing. They should be 4/$5! They’ll probably be cheap now that it’s October. I’m going to look for some this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ You can only imagine how many times Rob rolls his eyes at me….LOL

  • Bazu October 2, 2006, 3:47 pm

    I agree, we have been looking for good-priced pumpkins too, but haven’t found any real deals. You are right that it’s the principle! Is it just me, or has everything gone up in price lately? I noticed produce prices are higher in the grocery store, and even mundane things like cat litter have suddenly shot up- what the…?

  • Midwest Vegan October 2, 2006, 8:27 pm

    Wow – cool pumpkins! I like to use pie pumpkins too but they’re 78 cents a pound here, which makes a small one almost $4. Usually, I wait until right before Thanksgiving before plunking down $8 for two of them so I can freeze the pulp for the winter. It’s so much better than canned.

    does the watermelon taste the same as a red one?

  • Jody October 2, 2006, 9:18 pm

    I’ve not tried a yellow watermelon yet. Maybe next summer.

    The jacks look great, I’m can’t wait until I can carve some soon.

    The soysage breakfast and the “egg” salad looks yummy!

  • K October 3, 2006, 12:09 am

    Oooooooh, spooky! Love the pumpkins, keep ’em comin’, Emmy. I dig the orange watermelon. You can tell it’s orange on my screen here, and i like the look. Different = better. You are brave to try so many things that many would not take the time to investigate, Emmy.

    Your grandma is open minded and so with it. I remember when you posted pix of her… so lively at her age, it’s remarkable and very cool… I love yoru grandmother’s interest in cooking/food and your take on things. Involved and interested… that’s love!

  • Vicki October 3, 2006, 2:42 am

    i’d love to taste a sweet, orange watermelon! rob’s pumpkin is awesome — very cool carving.

  • vegandiva October 3, 2006, 8:34 am

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone ๐Ÿ˜€

    Midwest Vegan, I couldn’t agree more about using fresh pumpkin over canned. Wow, 78ยข a pound for pie pumpkins? What is the world coming to! The orange watermelon tastes similar to a red watermelon, but the its sweeter. Sweeter in a good way, which makes it a bit more flavorful. My mom said it tastes like it was kissed with honey but then caught herself and said, well a vegan substitute for honey. LOL

    Bazu, I’ve noticed that too. All the prices seem to be going up. I’ve noticed it with things like canned goods especially. I can get the organic 365 brand (Whole Foods) canned goods around the same price, or sometimes a little cheaper than regular non-organic brands at a typical supermarket! Who would think Whole Foods would be cheaper than a grocery store? LOL

  • mikaela October 4, 2006, 11:38 am

    Oooo, orange watermelon – so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    You inspired us to pick up some pumpkins on Monday – we’ll be carving this weekend!