Today I made watermelon rind pickles for the first time. My husband has fond memories of his grandmother making these sweet, slightly spicy (in a good way) tidbits. Until today, I had never tasted such a thing- I have eaten cucumber pickles and green tomato pickles- but never watermelon rind pickles.
I love how one can use up all of the watermelon- the pink center and the rind, and the outer green part can be composted. Don’t forget about the fun of spitting the seeds!
Just think of what a treat this taste of summertime will be this winter when whining about the cold and dreaming about the warm summer to come next year!