Watermelon. No rind. Photo by Katelyn Avery.
Red velvet is the wrong term to use, but it’s still sweet. A healthy dessert. Watermelon will never be put in the corner.
I have preferences of course. No black seeds. Their a burden. They have to be removed before eating, because they’re hard to swallow. Even the white seeds bother me, but their slightly less annoying. Mostly because I’ve grown used to them. Only my paternal Grandma bothered to remove those. You know Grandmothers. Believing their little ones could choke on anything.
Despite the universal praise watermelon receives, one part of this food gets little or no attention. A sad fact. The green shell goes through life forgotten. It deserves a moment in the spotlight.
The rind isn’t as pointless as people assume. You drink from a cup with a handle, so why can’t the same principle be applied to food? I for one love it when I can keep my hands a little dry after such a juicy treat.
Cubes and red only slices aren’t something that I’m against. I just don’t want to be mean to the green. That rind really deserves its spot, and I welcome it anytime.
– Katelyn Avery