Have you wondered what the secret is to choosing ripe cantaloupe melons?
Here are a few guidelines that help us choose the best ones:
- Look for cantaloupes with the orange melon color (NOT green) showing through the skin.
- The veins on the ripe melons are smoother and more worn down than the not yet ripe ones.
- When squeezed, the ripe cantaloupes give just a little under the pressure. Think of the feel of a kickball as opposed to a baseball.
If you happen upon a sale, like we did recently, where you can get these melons for as low as $1 each, you can stock up on them, cube them, and flash freeze for a cool snack later.
This post is linked at Works For Me Wednesday.