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For the Last Preserves of the Year: The Humble Citron Melon

I first learned about watermelon’s pale-fleshed, seedy ancestor while studying traditional ways of preserving modern watermelon. Why, I wondered, do people bother to make the watermelon’s narrow inner white rind into pickles and sweet preserves when the red flesh and … Continue reading

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Honey from a Watermelon

I didn’t invent watermelon molasses, Sara Bir informed me. At least I wasn’t the first to invent it. I’d cooked twenty pounds of watermelon into a cup of syrup because I and the rest of the family were tired of … Continue reading

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