Friday, June 27, 2008

Watermelon Recipes

Hi! Weather here is unstable. We expected to have rainy days this week, so I carried my umbrella with me every day, but didn't rain! Anyway, the temperature went down, so we had bearable weather. That was good. Please don't rain on Sunday!!!

Anyway, every summer, watermelon recipe contest by the farmer in Tottori prefecture (Kurayoshi city) is organized at Cookpad. The grand prize is 100,000yen, so it is pretty competitive. I never won the highest, but luckily I'm receiving a prize every year. Flying by the seat of my pants, I was not thinking of submitting my recipe this year because I don't think I'm having a chance to receive a prize again. However, last Friday, I won free samples of watermelons. Sounds like I have to create something! And I did! On Sunday, I made 4 new watermelon recipes.

Talking about watermelon, it is very good for your health!
It helps to beat the summer heat! Sugar (fructose and glucose) of watermelon gives you a power to your tired body. Also, it purifies your body. It eliminates toxins from your body and has antioxidant properties!

I will link to some of my fun watermelon recipes!
Sorry, all are written in Japanese. Please enjoy looking at those pictures :)

- Watermelon Chocolate
- Watermelon Tiramisu
- Watermelon Cookies
- Watermelon Kabobs
- Watermelon Sushi
- Watermelon Minced Meat Rice Bowl
- Watermelon Pizza
- Watermelon Chirashizushi
- Vinegared Watermelon
- Watermelon Salad
- Watermelon Sangria
- Stir-Fried Watermelon

Okay! I'm leaving for NY in a few days, so will come back after 7/8!
Please enjoy browsing my recipes till then ;)

Oh my god! I just heard that the fuel surcharge for the plane will increase (+$140) from July again! I think we were right to leave in June!!!

Please click below and vote for me.

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    You sure are creative in your recipes. I never knew watermelon was so good for you. We just finished one, we eat just cut up! Have a nice trip, too bad you weren't coming to PA. Lucky you did book plane for June! Enjoy the sites in New York, and take a lot of pics, look forward to seeing them! :)

  2. Hi jo!

    Do you stay up late? or is it already morning?

    You know what! I ate a whole watermelon by myself in 4 days. My boyfriend doesn't like such a watery fruit, so I had to. But I could! I mean, I think I can eat half of it at once! Ha-ha!!!

    Okay! I think I'm gonna take a lot of pictures, so I will post them on my diary! I shouldn't forget to bring my camera with me!

  3. Hi Ochi,

    I had commented in the afternoon. I do stay up sometimes, the only time I have to myself! Yes don't forget your camera. Maybe you can see ground zero! Have a nice trip!

  4. Hi jo!

    I am going to leave in a few hours! I have my camera with me!

    It is raining today in Japan :( And it seems like to rain in NY, too. We had mostly sunny days last few years during our trip, so bad luck!

    Anyway, I will enjoy ;)
    I hope to see you someday! If I can take more days off, that's possible!!!

  5. Thank you for your comments! I was clicking back over and I had to smile when I saw the watermelon "sushi". Now, that, maybe I could handle... it doesn't have anything really raw in it.

    I am trying... Kayce

  6. Hello K.C.,

    Thanks for coming :)
    Talking about fish, I ate sturgeon sandwich at barney greengrass in NY. It was great!
    I have never tried it but I liked ;)


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