(since 1999)


Cooking and Kitchen Tips and Hints; Measurements, Shopping Advice, Serving Ideas, etc.

 You are here > Home

See also: Articles & Trivia



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide


See also: Article on Melons


CANTALOUPE MELONCANTALOUPE - Actually called a muskmelon, this familiar fruit with orange flesh and khaki netted colored skin provides the most beta-carotene in the entire melon family. Select melons that are slightly golden with a light fragrant smell (an indication of its ripeness). Cantaloupe is typically available year-round, with a June through August peak season.

STORAGE - Keep uncut melons at room temperature for two to four days or until fully ripe, then refrigerate for up to 5 days. Refrigerate cut up melon in a covered container up to 3 days. Remember that cut melons are aromatic and their smell will penetrate other foods.

PREPARATION - Melon preparation is easy! Always wash melons in warm soapy water before cutting to get rid of any impurity on the rind that might be carried from the knife blade to the flesh. Simply cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds and strings. Melons can be cut into halves, quarters, wedges, cubes, or scooped into balls with a melon baller. Most melons will benefit from a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to enhance the flavor and served at room temperature. - 5 a Day



  Cabbage to Cheesecake   |   Cabbage   |   Cactus   |   Caffeine   |   Cakes   |   Cans, Shelf Life   |   Cantaloupe   |   Capers   |   Capon   |   Carambola or Star Fruit   |   Caraway Seeds   |   Cardamom   |  Cardoon   |   Carnation   |   Carob   |   Carp   |   Carrots   |   Carrot Cake   |   Casaba Melon   |   Cashew Nut   |   Cassava   |   Cassia   |   Catsup   |   Cauliflower   |   Caviar   |   Cayenne   |   Celeriac   |   Celery   |   Celery Seed   |   Chanterelle Mushrooms   |   Chateau Potatoes   |   Cheddar Cheese   |   Cheese   |   Cheese, Pasteurized Process   |   Cheesecake Tips  
  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Recipes   |   Cooking Basics   |   World Cuisine   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail:
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2016 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission. Logo



Popular Pages

Free Food Magazine Subscriptions