|A cantaloupe melon sits in 100 ears of corn|
The last half of July at our place is known for three things: melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. We could add a heat wave or two in there just for fun, but when these come, they come relentlessly! Finally, those first juicy, cool, flavor-bursting melons are rolling in. Our first honeydew looked more like a small watermelon weighing in over 10 lbs; we picked eight melons during a four-day period. One year we used a melon baller to fill quart freezer bags with melon balls, but we never could remember to take them out of the freezer in time to thaw for our fruit salads. Eating frozen melon balls in winter is like having a hot roast dinner during a summer heat wave, so we prefer melons fresh and enjoy them when they come.
|Sweet corn 'Gotta Have It' |
blanched and ready to freeze