Mr. Food: Oh, the Power of Watermelon!

Sinking our teeth into a thick, juicy slice of watermelon is not only a year-round treat, but a summertime ritual! It's a sweet refreshing taste, whether we slice it, quarter it, cube it or scoop it into balls. Even made into cookie cutter-shaped garnishes, it's nature's candy at its best! And just look at all we can do to jazz it up even more!

Imagine the look on our kids’ faces when we hand them these easy-to-make fun kabobs. They're simply cubes of mouthwatering watermelon, cheese, turkey and ham threaded onto a wooden skewer!

Want to turn some heads at your upcoming Labor Day bash? Serve watermelon salsa as the perfect low-fat topping over grilled fish or chicken! It's simply a combo of chopped watermelon, jalapenos and cilantro, and who wouldn't want to whip up some refreshing watermelon sorbet by pureeing it then freezing it?

In no time it'll be ready to scoop! That same pureed watermelon frozen in ice cube trays makes the perfect cubes to add to our lemonade or iced tea! And the rind? How easily it can be pickled for the perfect go-along to any meal, any season!

If you’d like to keep these tips on hand and pick up some more besides, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Watermelon,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or get it online right now to start enjoying nature at its best!

Yes, any way we slice it, any season, we're wild about watermelon, because "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"