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They're in season here. So sweet that my beloved & I can eat until we can't move, so we only cut up one half at a time.

When storing the other half in the fridge, do you scoop the seeds out first or leave them in until you're ready to eat?
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Scoop first, cut into chunks, store in Tupperware.

My experience, removing seeds and surrounding

membranes helps keep the melon a tiny bit fresher.

I eat it up pretty fast, though.
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valerie;1401218 wrote: Scoop first, cut into chunks, store in Tupperware.

My experience, removing seeds and surrounding

membranes helps keep the melon a tiny bit fresher.

I eat it up pretty fast, though.


That's what we do, as well.

Usually the whole thing is gone by end of the day.
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valerie;1401218 wrote: Scoop first, cut into chunks, store in Tupperware.

My experience, removing seeds and surrounding

membranes helps keep the melon a tiny bit fresher.

I eat it up pretty fast, though.That's what we do, except the store part. Once the half get cut into chunks she's done for. :wah:

I guess we'll continue to scoop & wrap the 2nd half in plastic wrap & eat the 1st half right away. :yh_drool
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Cantaloupes and Honeydew melons have a survival time of about 10 minutes in this house. Even the cats like the cantloupes
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Coincidentally cantaloupes have started to make their appearance in British supermarkets over the last year or perhaps two. I'd never seen one before then, I've certainly never bought or eaten one. It's odd because, as far as I understand the matter, they originated in southern Europe.
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spot;1401426 wrote: Coincidentally cantaloupes have started to make their appearance in British supermarkets over the last year or perhaps two. I'd never seen one before then, I've certainly never bought or eaten one. It's odd because, as far as I understand the matter, they originated in southern Europe.


The name Is derived from 'Cantalupo ' which was once a papal seat near Rome however, It's generally understood that the species first originated from Ancient Armenia before finding It's way Into Europe.

[moderator note] plagiarised from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantaloupe#Etymology [/moderator note]
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I expect if you go back far enough you'll find the species originated as a seaweed.

Where's this Papal Seat of which you speak, oscar? North of Rome? South? You leave me hanging in suspense wondering whether Bishops of the Ancient Armenian Orthodox Church spat their cantaloupe seeds while gathering in conclave with His Holiness and if so, what Synod they were attending. All of this depends on your accurately identifying the site and when it was in use by the Church.
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I always thought it was one of those exotic fruits brought back from the americas like squashes. (yes I know a squash is a vegetable) you live and learn.
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gmc;1401442 wrote: I always thought it was one of those exotic fruits brought back from the americas like squashes. (yes I know a squash is a vegetable) you live and learn.


Cantaloupe Is in the same family as squashes, pumpkins, gourds and cucumbers. It grows on a vine on the ground. It's very Important you wash them before cutting Into them because bacteria can grow on the skin.
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oscar;1401443 wrote: It's very Important you wash them before cutting Into them because bacteria can grow on the skin.
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spot;1401446 wrote: I'm a cantaloupe!!


Oh very good - been watching spartacus again haven't you, I rather liked the TV series, mind you I think Xena should have been in the arena, she would have beaten the lot of them.
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gmc;1401449 wrote: Oh very good - been watching spartacus again haven't you, I rather liked the TV series, mind you I think Xena should have been in the arena, she would have beaten the lot of them. No... he meant that he's oval shaped, has yellow wrinkly skin and goes off very rapidly In hot weather.
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oscar;1401450 wrote: No... he meant that he's oval shaped, has yellow wrinkly skin and goes off very rapidly In hot weather.


That's unkind, I think he's working on his humour muscles.
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gmc;1401453 wrote: That's unkind, I think he's working on his humour muscles. I was joking
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oscar;1401454 wrote: I was joking


Does that cover your curious assertion that Armenia isn't European, too? I was brought up on Maps Of Empire at school which divided Europe from Asia at the Urals. We had them rolled into our exercise books and wrote in the Principal Exports, Naming Arterial River Systems. Armenia was definitely in Europe then.

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spot;1401456 wrote: Does that cover your curious assertion that Armenia isn't European, too? I was brought up on Maps Of Empire at school which divided Europe from Asia at the Urals. We had them rolled into our exercise books and wrote in the Principal Exports, Naming Arterial River Systems. Armenia was definitely in Europe then. One can only apologise Spot.... a moment of momentous numptyness.
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Don't you make me trot out my cantaloupe joke!

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oscar;1401454 wrote: I was joking


So was I. :-5 Still not sure spot was - he does claim to have no sense of humour.

Don't you make me trot out my cantaloupe joke!


Let's hear it then.
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The wife just returned from visiting her family down in the Arkansas valley, and brought back a few Cantaloupes from Rocky Ford.

Rocky Ford produces the BEST Cantaloupes in the world.

This is the best time of the year, in my book.
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gmc;1401481 wrote: So was I. :-5 Still not sure spot was - he does claim to have no sense of humour.



Let's hear it then.


If you insist, but it's a groaner!

Where do cantaloupes go in the summertime?



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HA!:wah:
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Haha ! Thats a knee slapper.
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"Come away with me and be wed," he said

"I can't against Dad rebel." His heart fell.

"Don't decide so soon. give it some time."

"You're making me swoon."

"I'll come by at nine. Answer me then"

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So at nine he arrived, and his heart lost all hope.

Because there on porch was his answer:

Cantaloupe.



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A wonderful track
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^^

:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl

I absolutely freakin' LOVE it!!
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That should have been an embed. *sigh*
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Is that better ?
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Snowfire;1401554 wrote:

Is that better ?


Looks better, but sounds just the same.

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valerie;1401508 wrote: If you insist, but it's a groaner!

Where do cantaloupes go in the summertime?



John Cougar Mellencamp!


I've been on facebook too long... just went to click the like button.
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I wish I knew what was best. We eat them too quickly. But if I buy half a one in a shop it seems to keep ok and they always have seeds in them.

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