We’ll let the pictures do the talking! So just a line or two today…
The humble watermelon: bountiful, beautiful and bursting with the right kind of vitamins and oh so sweet! Malta grows them by lorry loads and you’ll drive barely a kilometer on the islands without passing a couple of roadside stalls heaped with them. For a few tips about picking the ripest from the heap, click here. You need to give them a good tap – a hollow echo indicates they’re ripe. Cheap and cheerful, whack them in the fridge and cut a hunk when thirst pangs start.
But if you want something a little more special and tempting, yet almost as effortless, try this watermelon yoghurt ice recipe from local food blogger The Desperate Kitchen Goddess, aka Susan Attard. Just four ingredients, a food processor or blender, a freezer and you’re done. As the DKG says, ‘what’s not too like’? Watermelon ice, the perfect antidote to Malta’s hot, humid August days.
Desperate Kitchen Goddess has a lot of inspiring recipes using Malta’s produce.
Photos: Main and centre: Susan Attard. Other photos, see Watermelon cubes & Watermelon inside.
Elizabeth Ayling says
@Mark, we’re looking for the Vodka bottle right now!
Another thing you can do with half a watermelon is pour vodka over it, let it sponge up and top. Serve in glasses with an ice cream scoop. A tasty and mildly alcoholic accompaniment to a BBQ.