Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slicing canteloupe without waste

I've just cut the first canteloupe of the summer. The Erratic Homemaker's technique produced the prettiest slices and least waste I've ever had.

PS--A few frozen berries make a great garnish for pennies!

19 comments:

Stacy said...

That looks very pretty! Thanks for sharing =)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Thanks for the link to the tip. I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

We love canteloupe in this house. I have it planted in the garden. Thanks for the link on slicing. Looks so pretty. The berry tip is wonderful too. Roxie

Tracey said...

YUM!YUM! thanks...ps...check out my blog today...we are one step closer....PRAISE GOD!!!

Nancy said...

We had our first canteloupe of the season this week too. I'm going to try this method of slicing next time. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

I just saw that on Maggie's blog, and thought I should give that cutting method a try!
:)

Kelli said...

It's beautiful! What a great way to slice a cantaloupe, I will have to try it!
~Kelli

Dawn said...

That looks beautiful! Thanks for the tip.

Tubo Family said...

Very helpful! From restaurant work I knew to peel oranges that way but never tried it on melons, now I can't wait to try.

Vicky said...

I used to work in a deli and this was how we were taught to cut cantaloupe and honeydew melon. A tip: this method also works GREAT for cutting pineapple! But instead of scooping any seeds, you have to cut out the hard "core" in the middle and then slice or cube accordingly. Pretty and less waste - perfect combo! :)

gracemercyandpeace said...

Very tidy presentation.

I cut grapefruit that way, but never a cantaloupe. Must try.

d meyers

Renee said...

Thank You! I feel so weird but I never was taught how to properly cut melons,lol!

I thank you so much as now I have less waste and will feel like a pro melon cutter upper.

Renee:)
Mama to four- 1 son just got out of the hospital, 2 younger ones w/stomach virus, and 1 daughter that is fine all at the same time!

TracyMichele said...

My mouth is watering! Put on some coffee and I will be there in 20 minutes. ;)

Cyndi Lewis said...

So pretty!

Benita said...

Yummy! I have been told by our naturopath to be careful with cantelope. The skin leads to easy contamination and molds/mildew that is unseen. When we cut it we can spread that throughout the flesh and possibly make us sick!
He suggests cutting in half and then using a different knife for cutting the flesh. Just a tip.
I am so glad fresh produce season is upon us. Yummy!

Amy said...

Delicious and beautifully arranged- great job!!

Karen said...

I looked at this entry and thought -- I know how to slice a cantaloupe -- but I'm glad I watched the video! Now I want to see a pineapple. :)

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Oh so pretty! I'm so happy cantaloupe season is back and this method is such a nice touch.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

I was thinking they were going to use a peeler! That was great advice, though. Oh, and yours looks a lot prettier than the one in the video. :-)