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By John Houser III, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Watermelon is summer. It's wet, sticky and sweet, but it manages to cool and hydrate during the hot weather. Days spent spitting seeds as children or infusing a melon with vodka for a party as an adult are all part of the summer experience, but what most of us do with watermelon is limited. It's mainly eaten raw, but it can be so much more. Watermelon, which is high in cancer-fighting agent lycopene and vitamins A, B6 and C, is often used as an ingredient in salads, drinks and sorbets, but don't overlook its possibilities on the grill.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Corner Pantry chef and co-owner Neill Howell is known for his way with British specialties and his fresh, easy take on casual meals. Here, he combines some of late summer's best ingredients, from bright yellow watermelon to herbs clipped from the garden, in a colorful and simple-to-make salad. Tossed with citrusy soy dressing and topped with duck cooked in its own fat then re-crisped in a hot oven, the salad is fresh, savory and full of late summer's most-loved flavors. Yellow Watermelon & Crispy Duck Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing Yield: Two entrée-size salads For the sesame soy dressing: 1 tablespoon yellow rock sugar (crystallized cane sugar available at Asian grocery stores and online)
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By ROB KASPER | July 2, 1995
Watermelon and I go way back. One of our first encounters occurred when I was a mere child. The family car, a 1951 Studebaker, was trapped behind a slow-moving truck carrying a load of watermelons.Looking up from the Studebaker, I saw a mountain of watermelons looming over me. The great green load pressed against a "fence" of wooden slates that had been placed in the truck bed to corral the cargo. I thought about what would happen if those slats gave way. There would be a watermelon avalanche.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
On Sunday night, Walmart aired a commercial promoting watermelon during the BET Awards, one of the most popular TV programs among African-American households. The commercial features a grower who says "summertime is watermelon time. " The farmer extols the virtues of tending his crop and also of his relationship with Walmart, which offers a money-back guarantee that its watermelon will be fresh. With the Fourth of July right around the corner, consumption of the luscious red fruit is reaching its peak.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
Laura Vozzella's valentine to the Baltimore Sun is in the form of a watermelon. There are still tons of them around, and they're still showing up on menus around town, and not just paired with feat neither. Woodberry Kitchen has a buttermilk-watermelon swirl sherbet, Pazo has a salad of yellow watermelon and nectarine with jalapeno-goat cheese sauce and wood-grilled pork belly and Gertrude's is still serving a watermelon cocktail called Summer Harvest. The National Watermelon Promotion Board has recipes here . Who else has watermelon on their menus?
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2002
An unopened watermelon makes a great musical instrument: thunkachunkathunkachunkathunk. And provides instant competition: Who can capture the greased watermelon tossed into the deep end of the pool? Slice it open, you've got a party. It's proof that summer food is as much about companionship as taste. Like steamed crabs and corn-on-the-cob, watermelon is the stuff of fellowship. It tastes best outdoors, on the back porch or in the back yard, served in huge, dripping quantities. With its seeds.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Corner Pantry chef and co-owner Neill Howell is known for his way with British specialties and his fresh, easy take on casual meals. Here, he combines some of late summer's best ingredients, from bright yellow watermelon to herbs clipped from the garden, in a colorful and simple-to-make salad. Tossed with citrusy soy dressing and topped with duck cooked in its own fat then re-crisped in a hot oven, the salad is fresh, savory and full of late summer's most-loved flavors. Yellow Watermelon & Crispy Duck Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing Yield: Two entrée-size salads For the sesame soy dressing: 1 tablespoon yellow rock sugar (crystallized cane sugar available at Asian grocery stores and online)
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2011
Watermelon, adorned only with flaky sea salt, can be had for dessert at Woodberry Kitchen . Simple slices of fruit aren't typical high-end restaurant fare, but the dish is noteworthy for another reason: It will be on the menu through fall. Cold and juicy, watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit, one that many people forget about once the weather turns cool. But the melons are in season in Maryland through September and, if conditions are right, early October. "We'll keep it on [the menu]
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
On Sunday night, Walmart aired a commercial promoting watermelon during the BET Awards, one of the most popular TV programs among African-American households. The commercial features a grower who says "summertime is watermelon time. " The farmer extols the virtues of tending his crop and also of his relationship with Walmart, which offers a money-back guarantee that its watermelon will be fresh. With the Fourth of July right around the corner, consumption of the luscious red fruit is reaching its peak.
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May 13, 2013
Tiger Woods, Microsoft and the Tea Party are all reasserting themselves. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for May 13, 2013. Woods won his 78th PGA event Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, showing further recovery from a series of injuries and marital scandals. The IRS, meanwhile, was hoping to nip its own growing scandal in the bud, as allegations that the agency engaged in political harrassment were backed up over the weekend by leaked portions of an official report. At least one office of the agency actively targeted conservative groups' applications for nonprofit status, according to the report, which put the Obama administration into message-control mode over the weekend.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Dinner and drinks at the airport, even when you don't have a flight to catch? That might not be as crazy as it sounds. Sky Azure, a small cocktail and tapas lounge in the new observation gallery at BWI Airport, has potential as a fun lunch or happy hour spot for anyone in the airport area - even if you don't need to keep an eye on gate assignments. With a brief, but appealing selection of seasonally driven small plates and friendly, efficient service, Sky Azure raises the bar on the airport dining experience.
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May 13, 2013
Tiger Woods, Microsoft and the Tea Party are all reasserting themselves. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for May 13, 2013. Woods won his 78th PGA event Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, showing further recovery from a series of injuries and marital scandals. The IRS, meanwhile, was hoping to nip its own growing scandal in the bud, as allegations that the agency engaged in political harrassment were backed up over the weekend by leaked portions of an official report. At least one office of the agency actively targeted conservative groups' applications for nonprofit status, according to the report, which put the Obama administration into message-control mode over the weekend.
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By John Houser III, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Watermelon is summer. It's wet, sticky and sweet, but it manages to cool and hydrate during the hot weather. Days spent spitting seeds as children or infusing a melon with vodka for a party as an adult are all part of the summer experience, but what most of us do with watermelon is limited. It's mainly eaten raw, but it can be so much more. Watermelon, which is high in cancer-fighting agent lycopene and vitamins A, B6 and C, is often used as an ingredient in salads, drinks and sorbets, but don't overlook its possibilities on the grill.
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By Janell Sutherland | March 5, 2012
This was a tough week on "The Amazing Race. " The challenges were actually challenging, and the Express Pass didn't solve anything. We also got some foreshadowing that wasn't, some arguing, some crying and, well, the unquittable pyramid of watermelons. Oh, and I ogle! Let's go! This episode gave us two firsts - the first time the show has gone to Paraguay, and the first time that a team has not completed a challenge on a leg and still stayed in the "Race. " That's what Phil said, although I wonder about that awful meat-eating challenge several years back when Boston Rob got everyone to quit and take a 4-hour penalty.
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By Simon Habtemariam | September 23, 2011
Imagine the trauma involved when you take one of the most sadistic groups of human beings and put them in the most evil place on earth. The Gang visited the Jersey Shore this week. Please, allow me to digress: As a Towson alum who was born in Philadelphia, I have an eternal bias against all things Jersey. While the regular "Jersey Shore" cast is plaguing Italy, the Paddy's gang visits the east coast's armpit. This week's "Sunny" was much truer to the form fans missed in last week's C+ premiere.
NEWS
September 10, 2011
What in the world has happened to watermelon? Do you remember being a kid at those family picnics when, after eating your fill of hamburgers and hot dogs, someone would inevitably pull out a huge Tupperware container of lukewarm watermelon wedges? The Styrofoam cooler never seemed to keep them cold enough, and they always ended up sitting in a small puddle of watermelon juice that collected at the bottom of the bowl. Everyone, especially the kids, after having a napkin or two foisted on them by a responsible adult, would dig in to those wedges and marvel at how sweet and juicy they were.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff | September 3, 2003
The arrival of September doesn't mean that watermelon days have to be over. For a creative dessert, try this Watermelon Baked Alaska from Chandra Mohan, sous-chef of the Club International at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Combine 4 cups watermelon juice, 1/2 cup sugar and 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and mix until sugar is dissolved. Place in a sorbet machine or ice-cream maker and freeze. When nearly frozen, fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips and mold sorbet into a log shape. Mix 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of egg whites, 2 tablespoons of whole eggs and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Slowly add the mixture to 1 pound of white pudding cake mix, beating slowly with an electric mixer and then mixing on medium speed for 5 minutes.
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By Rob Kasper | July 1, 2009
To get ready for July 4, I thumped watermelons. Standing in the produce aisle of a Hampden grocery store, I tried to determine the ripeness of watermelons by picking them up and thumping their bellies. This is one of those skills, like eyeballing a crab's leg and determining that it is about to shed its shell, that comes with practice. I'm not there yet. Nonetheless, I crave watermelon every Independence Day. It is a patriotic fruit: red, white and almost blue. Moreover, cracking open a watermelon, like throwing a Fourth of July picnic, marks the beginning of summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
Laura Vozzella's valentine to the Baltimore Sun is in the form of a watermelon. There are still tons of them around, and they're still showing up on menus around town, and not just paired with feat neither. Woodberry Kitchen has a buttermilk-watermelon swirl sherbet, Pazo has a salad of yellow watermelon and nectarine with jalapeno-goat cheese sauce and wood-grilled pork belly and Gertrude's is still serving a watermelon cocktail called Summer Harvest. The National Watermelon Promotion Board has recipes here . Who else has watermelon on their menus?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2011
Watermelon, adorned only with flaky sea salt, can be had for dessert at Woodberry Kitchen . Simple slices of fruit aren't typical high-end restaurant fare, but the dish is noteworthy for another reason: It will be on the menu through fall. Cold and juicy, watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit, one that many people forget about once the weather turns cool. But the melons are in season in Maryland through September and, if conditions are right, early October. "We'll keep it on [the menu]
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