As I write this at 8:00 in the evening, our thermostat is still reading 83°.
We do not have air conditioning since we don't normally need it - except for the few really hot days like today that we get each summer.
When it's hot, there's nothing quite like the cool, refreshing taste of watermelon. The one pictured above is probably the best we've ever had. It is from Maciel Family Farm - one of our favorite vendors at the Pacific Beach Farmers Market.
You can't see it in the picture above, but the skin color was rippled with a deep, rich green - not washed out like you tend to get with an average supermarket melon. Cutting it in half revealed a beautiful ruby red flesh that seemed the perfect embodiment of Summer. And the taste? Pure heaven. Intensely sweet - but a clean, pure kind of sweet.
It was really great in a fruit salad, but the best bit was definitely those first few scoops straight from melon to mouth.