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  1. Noelle (@singerinkitchen)

    This is a GREAT post. I laughed at your watermelon eating skills. You are too funny! Sigh… want watermelon during my labor as a snack…this is how wonderful it is. Yes.

  2. Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    Aw, how touching! You really love watermelon! I might eat one or two little melons each summer, and (gasp) I usually don’t finish the whole thing before it goes bad. Sorry. I like cantaloupe way better though! But most of all, I miss tomatoes. I refuse to buy them in the winter (well, until about February when I always give in and buy the crappy ones), so I go sooooo long without a fresh tomato.

  3. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    Love this!

    You should start growing them, apparently they aren’t that hard to grow!!

  4. The Vegan Man Cave

    That melon was huge! I guess for me, it’s not so much what I’ll miss from summer, but what I have to look forward to in autumn; butternut squash, apples, pumpkin. Sept-Dec is by far my favorite time of year. Great blog.

  5. owlmazing

    So true. Watermelon and sweet corn i will miss you so! What i regret most is how fast summer went and how I did not eat enough of you! I am so jealous of your ginormous watermelon…yummm. I have some in the fridge right now actually, must go grab some now!

  6. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Haha! You really are quite the watermelon lover huh? I personally don’t enjoy melons of any kind all that much, a perfectly soft peach gets me every time though.

  7. itprocmjgmail

    Icy cold watermelon!

  8. Hillary

    I will miss the crap out of fresh tomatoes. I go in to major mourning when they are no longer in season.

  9. Sayward Rebhal

    This is adorable! And reminds me, I need to take advantage of watermelon season, ASAP!

  10. veganmoxie

    I love this post, so much! This summer I rediscovered my love for watermelon, too, after somehow forgetting about it last year. I seriously went through a whole melon in a week (by myself), just slicing away at it every day. So satisfying!

    I think I’ll miss the watermelon, the corn on the cob and donut peaches the most. I love fall, but the end of our farmers markets is always a rough transition for me.

    And your watermelon eating contest photo is adorable. πŸ™‚

  11. Vegyogini

    Oh, goodness, I feel exactly the same way about watermelon! It will be such a shame when it’s no longer available in season (I live in LA, so I have a bit more time left), but I do believe I’ve eaten my weight (if not more) in watermelon this summer.

  12. veganhomemade

    I’m not a watermelon fan at all (we can still be friends, right?), but I will miss berries sorely, particularly strawberries. Not a week goes by in the summer when I don’t have strawberries in the fridge.

  13. Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure

    Congrats on your second place finish! Ha ha ha…that made ma laugh. I, too, have been eating watermelon like crazy this summer. My husband just commented the other day that I should start reducing my consumption so I don’t go into shock when the watermelons are all gone. I didn’t listen. But in my defense, I couldn’t hear him over my chewing and slurping πŸ˜‰

  14. Silvia

    What a great ode-to-summer post! That watermelon looked soooo good. It literally made my mouth water (maybe that’s why it’s called “water” melon…har har).

    You are right. There is truly nothing more refreshing than watermelon for the summer! Any watermelon recipes you have to share (pops, drinks, etc)?

  15. Ela

    Love your watermelon face!

    At one point, the Safeway up here was selling mid-sized seedless watermelons for $15 each!! They were a little over half that at the other two grocery stores that cater less to tourists (i.e. don’t gouge quite so much). Horrifying–I ate my weight in watermelon this summer too. I share your sentiments: the last one I had was mushy, so I froze it.

    Two suggestions right there–freeze some for a winter treat, and also (I would never have thought of this)–dehydrated watermelon is incredible! It’s not the same thing at all (kind of like sundried versus fresh tomatoes) but it is another really good thing.

  16. Mom

    Amber, not having been a fan of watermelon in the past, for some reason, this summer on those hot summer days, I was having thirst quenching cravings and watermelon came to mind. I bought some, LOVED it, especially after working out, and continued getting it throughout the summer…..notnear as much as you did, but I really enjoyed the fresh, pink, juicy refreshing bites!

  17. (what runs) Lori

    Ah how awesome! That’s a lot of watermelon… great job though! Stuffing your face with delicious watermelon is fun… πŸ˜‰

  18. JennΓ© @ Sweet Potato Soul

    I’m with you Amber. I love watermelon! The worst part about summer ending is the end of watermelon season : ( I can’t wait until 2012!

  19. Hannah

    My dear, I’ve never been obsessed with watermelon, but in this single post you’ve made me ecstatic to know that Summer, and watermelon, are just around the corner for me. Wheeeee!

  20. Kelsey

    and the watermelon would say “i love you right back” hehe mmmm <3

  21. Healthy Hot and Happy

    I now have the biggest craving for watermelon! πŸ˜›

  22. alisonottaway

    Love your face after the watermelon contest! Quick question – have you ever noticed water retention when you eat a lot of watermelon? Someone told me about this last year and – maybe it’s just a coincidence – I’ve been eating it less and I haven’t had anything like the water retention problem I had last year.

  23. urbanvegan

    You really rocked that ‘melon, girl!! I love H20-melon, as my dad used to call it and that’s what I’ll miss most when summer is gone. That plus peaches and basil.

  24. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    Too funny!!

    I’m going to miss all those succulent organic strawberries and tangy golden kiwis.

    Le sigh.

    But hey… butternut squash and sweet potatoes. ‘Nuff said.

  25. Carrie (Carrie on Vegan)

    How cute are you with your watermelon-face? I love it too! It’s been so cool this summer along the coast in California that we just started getting our watermelons. Wish I could send you one. πŸ™‚

  26. Hillary

    While we’re comforting ourselves with talk of what we will be enjoying soon….pomegranates! I cannot wait for the tell-tale stained fingers and juicy little pods!

  27. Heather

    How hilarious that you entered a watermelon eating contest! I would totally do that too! I eat copious amounts every summer. Congrats on the second place!

  28. Hannah (BitterSweet)

    Ah, I share your pain exactly! Watermelon are always the hardest for me to give up, too… And truth be told, I’m not above sneaking the random melon in once or twice come January, when the sadness of being without is too much to bear. Don’t call the seasonally correct police on me!

  29. beautyinthebalance

    This has just made me realise I’ve let a whole summer go by without eating any watermelon!!!!!! Next year, I will make up for this massive failure!

  30. rawkinmom

    This is a great post!!! A watermelon love note is super funny!!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of you with watermelon mouth!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  31. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    This post is so cute. My kids and I are going to miss watermelon, too. We’ve been eating it, and building with it, too (maybe I should post about that before all the melon is gone).

    Congrats on coming in second place. Luv your watermelon smiling face πŸ™‚

  32. actorsdiet

    one of my proudest moments as a kid was placing 2nd in a watermelon eating contest. i swallowed pits and everything!

  33. Rhianna

    I have a solution my darling girl, come on down to Australia for the summer season down here – people follow the snow, surely you can follow the watermelon!!! πŸ™‚ Loved the post! xxx
    And then you and Matt can come visit us over here too! Love Brad and Rhi x

  34. SKovacik

    Totally agree, Amber! Nothing satisfies like watermelon. I am taking some to work today with my salad for lunch. Yum! But, alas, this may be my last for the season as well. (However, I sampled this morning and this batch is still so sweet and tasty!)

    I don’t often comment, but always enjoy your blog and facebook page! πŸ™‚

    Shawn

  35. ameyfm

    Amber! We are watermelon TWINS! I do the exact same thing! I buy huge water melons, and cut them into big cubes and eats tons and tons of it every day. I even take giant tupperwares of it in the car with me. Twins!

  36. vegan aphrodite

    Um yea, watermelon is my summer favorit too! So fresh and good! This summer I drank watermelon smoothies/lemonade aaall the time- refreshing πŸ™‚

  37. Jenny

    Hilarous! I love that you got 2nd place. Watermelon really is amazing. (Although I tried watermelon juice once and was surprised that I did not like it.)

  38. Barb

    Too funny!

    I’ve been on an extended visit with my Dad in Georgia. I’m from Alaska. I’ve gorged my self on every fruit I could find all summer, especially watermelon. It’s been heavenly!! And yes the quality is beginning to decline. I’ll be so spoiled when I get back home. Something happens to it by the time it reaches Alaska.

  39. Stephanie Simek

    Ode to summer’s watermelon! What fun! We could eat it all day, every day, and we pretty much try to! I’ve had scrumdiddlyumptious wintertime watermelon. Just look for the pre-cut chunks so you can see the texture and redness.