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It's hot! Summer is hot! Texas is burning me like an unlucky sleepwalking vampire. We recently took a trip to Louisiana, and along the way stopped in Luling to pick up a few watermelons. Luling is a town that has an annual "watermelon thump," a festival in which folks gather, bring their best watermelons, and proceed to thump (flick) them to figure out which ones are the juiciest. There is even a Thump Queen. All that said, we picked up two along the way, and may have been a bit zealous since they both weighed about 10-15 pounds.
I ended up with a bunch of juicy, delicious, leftover melon. Blender. I'd refrigerate this or you could blend with ice.
Also, we are in the process of moving/unpacking into our new house, so posts are few and far between until I can get my bearings! Happy summer! Don't forget your sunblock, dude.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Takes: 10 min Makes: about 4 cups
about 5 cups watermelon, cut into 2-inch cubes (doesn't need to be seeded)
6 Tbsp honey (to taste, really - you can always add more)
1 C water or 1/2 C water and 1/2 C ice
1. Add 5 cups chopped pieces of watermelon to blender, add honey, add water/ice and blend. Wait about 2 minutes, then pour slowly through a sieve (the starch and seeds should rise to the top so you can get around them easier), scraping and rinsing as you go.